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LiDAR

OpenLiDAR (360 degrees LiDAR project)

  We plan to produce DIY kits for a new 360 degree LIDAR based on similar (and some even better) components as the Scanse Sweep. Concept sketch:   The design of the LiDAR is getting more complete. Using Qi modules and IR data channel to avoid slip rings. waiting for components to arrive! Here is […]

VESC_packet.cpp fix vesc fw3.3
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ROS Driver VESC 3.33 Firmware Fix

In order to be able to use encoders on the HW pins on the VESC (avoid modification of the VESC hall sensor filter) one need to upgrade the Firmware to a later version with the option //#define AS5047_USE_HW_SPI_PINS 1 in the conf_general.h file. by uncommenting that line the VESC will use HW ports to communicate with the encoder. If […]

3D Printing wheel arches
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3D Printing Wheel Arches

This week my printer have been busy 3D printing wheel arches for the robot. The rear wheel arches “top covers” are divided into two parts for each side. I started of by printing the smaller rear part which was a 15 hours print. All parts where printed with a 0.6mm nozzle and the layers came out […]