Re-working Wall-E, Part I

Posted October 25, 2015

About a month ago I posted an article describing ‘the end of the road’ for the spinning-LIDAR implementation on my 2-motor Wall-E wall-following robot (see the post here).  Since then I haven’t had the time (or frankly, the inclination) to start the process of re-working Wall-E.  However, today I decided to start by removing the spinning LIDAR and all the supporting pieces, stripping Wall-E back to bare-bones as shown in the photo below.

Wall-E stripped back to bare-bones.  Note removed spinning LIDAR parts on left.

Wall-E stripped back to bare-bones. Note removed spinning LIDAR parts on left.

The LIDAR itself (or its older silver-label cousin) will go back on, but in a fixed forward-looking configuration.

I will probably also take the time now to make a couple of other improvements, such as replacing the left-side (right side in the above photo) blue plastic bumper with the improved red plastic one, and replace the charging jack so the 4WD and the 2WD versions can share the same charging adapter.

Stay tuned!

Frank

 

 

 

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