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Sixth Sense Design Challenge

12 Posts authored by: 14rhb
I was contacted by Daniel Zima to tell be that I was also due a mystery finisher prize for my Sixth Sense Design Challenge entry of my R2B4 robot. He didn't say what it was but did hint that there was a multiple unit and he thought I would enjoy it. I redirected my UPS delivery to a local pickup as I was not home today and managed to get it before they shut, and then drove home still wondering what it was. And here is what it turned out to be: Finisher Prize It is a small quadcopter that a ...
1.     Final Modifications 2.     Summary 3.     The Initial Aim 4.     What I Have Achieved and Learned 4.1     My First Mobile Project 4.2     The Drive Train 4.3     A Real STM32CubeMX Project 4.4     The SensorTile and UART 4.5     Stepper Motor Control 4.6    Making ...
1.     Aim 2.     Product Details 2.1     KMT32B Magnetic Sensor 2.2     Mounting the TE Connectivity KMT32B Magnetic Sensor 2.3     Sensor Mounted - Ready to Experiment 3.    Testing and Results 3.1     Preliminary Tests 3.2     My 'Planned' Instrumentation Amplifier 3.3     My Actual Instrume ...
1.     Aim 2.     The New Motor Drive 3.     TE Connectivity Load Cell: Product Characteristics 4.     Approach - Signal Conditioning Circuit 5.      Results 6.     Summary 7.     Next Blog 1.     Aim I had planned on all of this blog #9 being dedicated to using the TE Connectivity Load Cell but in blog # ...
1.     Aims 2.     Code to Make R2B4 Move 3.    The Code, Functions and Hardware Operation 3.1     Navigation 3.2  Getting TE Sensor (KMT32B) into Nucleo 3.3.     Driving the motor from Nucleo 3.4    R2B4 Kind of Worked (for a while) 4.     What Next ? 1.     Aims I wanted to merge the HAL code from my working ...
1.     Aims 2.     Data From SensorTile Cradle Expansion 3.     The Way Ahead is Clear(er) 3.1     The STM32F411RE-Nucleo 3.2     Reading the UART 3.3     System Code Design 4.     Things To Do 5.     What For Blog #8 1.     Aims In the last blog I formulated a plan to get the SensorTil ...
1.     Aims 2.     Tests 3.     My Code 4.    Solder Those SBs 5.     Next Steps in Blog#7   1.     Aims Quite simply to get some of the data that I can see on a USB terminal from the SensorTile and read it via UART or something else by the STM32F411RE Nucleo board; as this is where the main 'brains' of R2B4 will be running.   This is a very quick upd ...
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R2B4 #5 - L298 Troubles

Posted by 14rhb Feb 24, 2019
1.     Background 2.     Circuit Requirements 3.     An Easier Solution? 4.     Drivebelts 5.    Conclusions of #5 6.     What Next 1.     Background I had planned on driving the NEMA-17 stepper motors from my Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) 12v battery via a pair of L298 modules; these seemed to be idea from the specifications but fellow Element1 ...
1.     The Wheels 2.     The Axles 3.     The Bearings 4.     Basic Chassis 5.     Drive System and Pulley 6.     Motor Test with L298 Module (and Ardunino Uno ) 7.     Next Steps for blog #5 Welcome to blog #4 on R2B4 which brings together all the bits I've been thinking about and calculating into a series of photos showing the ...
  1.     Overview 2.     Motor Traction 2.1     Calculation of Motor Traction 2.2     Traction Summary 3.     Speed Calculations 4.     Hardware 5.     Drive Path 6.     Making Wheels 7.     What Next 1.     Overview I plan on using NEMA17 stepper motors ...
1.     Background 2.     The Provided Kit 3.     My Software Development Choices 4.     Sensor Tile Software 5.     Combining the Nucleo and SensorTile Cradle - What Did I Get ? 6.     Additional Hardware/Software Required 7.     Next Steps 1.     Background This blog post follows on from R2B4 - #1 An Introduc ...
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R2B4 - #1 An Introduction

Posted by 14rhb Dec 27, 2018
1.     Overview 2.     My Skills and Project Scope 3.     Mechanical 4.     Traction System 5.     Power Supply 6.     Navigation 7.     Material Loading 8.     Material Offload 9.     Setup and Control 10.     Difficulties and Final Thoughts   Blog #1 - ...