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We love robots, and we love wearables. Why not build a wearable rover controller?
We used two The Tactigon boards, as they are programmable with Arduino IDE and offer Bluetooth low energy radio, 9DoF IMU and low power consumption.
The target was to control our tracked rover using a board as transmitter, which uses euler's angles to determine tracks speed, and another board as receiver, which communicates with motor control board.
As shown above, The Tactigon is connected to the motor control board (form factor may differs). Anyway you can use an Arduino UNO for this task. The Tactigon is used here for further expansions of this project.
This video shows the rover controlled with a smartphone.
The Tactigon used as remote controller does the math to determine tracks speed. The sketch attached shows how to handle pitch and roll.
Thanks for reading!
The Tactigon Team