Andii the Navigating Robot…

… many other functions. (Ok, poor reference to The Dark Tower.) I started working on this project a couple of months ago. This is a prototype for a larger project whose purpose was inspired by DARPA’s Grand Challenge. I wanted to experiment with remote control, telemetry, autonomous operation, navigation, and obstacle avoidance. So I started looking for parts, software, and what others had done that was similar to what I had in mind. Here’s a list of the major components I started with:

Andii Parts

There are a number of ancillary parts, including:

I’m sure I’ve left some stuff out, but this is a good starting point. And I’ve been building a pretty good electronics bench over the years, and can’t stress enough the importance of tools and miscellaneous cables and components my wife insists are “junk”.