Hello EZ Community!
My name is GregWW and I have been searching for a mobile robot platform for years to rebuild my Hero-1 robot. I'll attach pictures.
I've had this robot for years....I picked it out of a dumpster at my school years ago.
I have the robot up and running with the teaching pendant I built. I have replaced the four 6V batteries with two 12V batteries.
From an architecture standpoint, I plan on using the existing motors and the main drive board to move the to move the robot. The arm is another story...every motor in it is a stepper...I plan using small stepper boards, controlled via I2C/SPI bus.
Additionally, I plan trashing the existing sensors...and upgrade them with new sensors. Keep the look the same, and improve functionality.
Besides moral support, I'll need this groups expertise in coding. I have some experience with C, C++, but I will need to learn coding for this system.
I look forward to this process!