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    Hi all,

    I am working on a giant project right now. Literally. This robot chassis is 5ft x 3ft, uses 4 wheelchair motors, and will weigh in at around 400-500lbs when completed. I intend to use this bot for both metal detecting research, and just general robotics research. I will have at least one, maybe more Propeller Prototype USB boards with various sensors as one of the hardware interfaces on the machine. I will be using 12blocks for the sensors. I have actually uploaded the program I will be using in another post. This sensor board will simply be polled from the PC as needed, but I eventually intend to do more with the PC/Prop/12blocks combo than just that.


    For now, I simply want this piece to illustrate 12blocks, and its ability to quickly prototype up disparate OBEX objects, in addition to it’s built in modules, for use in a real project. Eventually, I may have a lot more functionality than that. For now, this is what it will be, since there are so many parts of this system, I’ll eventually get back to the 12blocks/Propeller part.

    I’m documenting the project on the Geotech1 forum, which is a metal detecting technology forum, since I am most weak in that knowledge. I hope to bring some of my know-how in the controller world to that field perhaps. I’ve been documenting the project as I have gone, so it’s been a work in progress. It’s a really active site, which can potentially give me a lot of good feedback (actually it has already)

    Anyone who wants to contribute to this project, I’d be really grateful. Anything (Perferably Prop-based) such as motor circuits, sensor circuits, ideas, etc., would be helpful and appreciated.

    Here is the link to the project. [url:1uy9at5r][/url:1uy9at5r]

    I have attached the latest picture of the build for anyone interested.



    Not to beat a dead horse to death on this project, but I now have a blog detailing the build…




    I think it’s amazing.

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