So i have been thinking of ways to help omnibot now named T.E.D lol, to be able to navigate room to room indoors on command, my way of thinking is either to use roborealm which i have been told by the guys at roborealm that they are working on a module interface to the EZB, or maybe using indoor GPS over I2C. Anyone got any experience with something like that ? what sort of board etc etc, i kinda have already worked out some code for reading the values and plotting etc etc, im thinking also that at some point he will need wheel encoders as well.
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Or a simple line follower but I don't like the idea of marking my floor with a line. Well I don't mind but my wife wouldn't be happy!
Unless of course its an invisible line like an infra red line its a thought
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Maybe I can find more! To be continued! *epic end of episode music*
Update: found another one: GPS
And another one: navigation board m3 (Datasheet)(maybe one of the best until now)
Note: I don't pay attention to price!
Boy are they expensive. I am thinking it is cheaper to embed a used $100 netbook into the robot with a $20 USB GPS antenna instead.
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I scoped it out and tested it myself, so many ways to communicate to it: bluetooth, true RS-232, USB-TTL, & straight-TTL-serial. Unfortunately, no I2C but I'm sure DJ can come up with some simple way that would allow it to work easily with the EZ-B. It even comes with the Antenna!
Another cool thing about this product is that you can connect it to Android and/or Jailbroken iOS apps and find out where you are more precisely than the onboard GPS from your phone/tablet. Use it when you go out in the woods without the need for cell reception!
The ones I found are:
module 1 this one supports I2c and a lot of other connection types.
module 2, I picked this one because it only requires 3 wires! That should mean something!