Dec 21, 2010 - Teardown

The time has come to take everything I learned last quarter and condense it into new hardware and software for the robot. First, I have to remove all of the old control hardware, to make way for the new. Without further ado, the robot, with all of the old control hardware removed:

The center of the robot. With the electronics and batteries removed, there's a lot of space.

The front of the robot, with the old LED bar and driver board removed to make way for mounts for a Kinect or a laser scanner.

All of the old hardware that was removed.

Roughly clockwise from lower left:

And the new hardware that's going to replace all of that and the Android phone.

Roughly clockwise from bottom:

That's all for now; the next post will probably be ideas and designs for new mounting brackets and layouts.