We’ve now got the ladders printed, attached the Time Of Flight sensor and Camera and added the whole thing to the robot:

The time of flight sensor is this one. It gives an 8×8 “image” of distances. Hopefully mounting it with the camera we can combine the image information with depth information.

The way the sensor mount attaches to the ladders is like a pantograph – the mechanical arrangement ensures that the sensor head continues to point at the same angle even when we raise the ladder. We’re hoping that putting the ladder up high means we can see more of the floor for the minesweeper event.

Another mechanical bug was found here – we need the camera cable to be splittable into two because the cable runs through the bodywork. Parts on order

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