The finish line is in sight for the hardware now.
We have hopefully gone through the last major redesign (number 7!) for this year’s robot. The new design incorporates all the lessons from the test chassis and last year’s robot. All that remains is to settle on mounting holes in the lid for the Nerf gun.
Printing has started. Here’s the back controller module…
This allows us to select the game and provides start and stop buttons. The bottom line reports the battery voltage and goes red when the battery is getting close to minimum voltage. Connection to the Pi is via a USB port.
The face plate is also printed. Assembly of the front module, which contains a lot of components (3 time-of-flight sensors, 4 LEDs with their drivers and a micro controller) can start soon.