Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

Beaglebone Blue Robotics Controller

 

Hello Beaglebone fans!

Thanks for stopping by this post.

 

I am currently test driving the Beaglebone Blue for the Element 14 Beaglebone Blue Robotics Controller Road Test. What better way to test the BB Blue then to build a test vehicle.

 

This test vehicle is constructed from recycled materials. It is still under construction. Here are some photos of the progress.

 

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

The steering servo has not been installed and the motor is not connected. The front steering assembly and rear drivetrain were salvaged from a RC Truck. Originally the steering was controlled by a 5V motor and gearbox. The gears and motor have been removed and will be replaced with a proper steering servo.

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

The chassis is composed of layers of scrap PETE, ABS, Lexan and project foam board bound by strips of black Duck Tape. These scraps are from previous projects. The antennas are from an old Belkin Wireless Router (before the arrival of the Surfboards)

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

There are strips of 3M Dual Lock "Command" tape securing the Antennas and Altoids tin with the BB Blue inside.

Everything is modular and can be removed from the chassis when needed.

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

A 5V motor in the boot for rear wheel drive. Finding a tiny Element 14 bumper sticker was difficult so I made one.

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

The Antennas are mounted on a block of high density foam recycled from packaging. It is wrapped in white Duck Tape. The chassis is about 75% Foam.

Beaglebone Blue Road Test Vehicle

The Beaglebone Beagle Sticker is adhered to a piece of plastic recycled from the packaging that my phone came in. It will be placed over the BB Blue after the wiring is complete.

 

Thanks again for your time in viewing this post.

 

This project is a work in progress that is nearing completion.

 

I look forward to sharing future posts of the progress.

 

 

  Trent