An early version of Seeker on the go at DorkBot2007.
The Seeker robot was designed to be an experimantal platform for testing autonomous navigation methods. Seeker has a robust base and drive system designed and built by noted robotics author EdwinWise. This is coupled with a wide array of sensors and computational systems assembled and programmed by EricLundquist. Together, they provide a rich environment to experiment with a number of robotics topics.
The TU Computer System (otherwise known as the eBoX2300 is where most of Seekers' "brains" will be.
An Atmel STK200 sporting an Atmel MEGA162 microcontroller handles the low level i/o functions of reading sensors and sending commands to the motors.
Have since added a second Atmel AVR. This one is in an Olimex P40 8515 board. The reason is that the single Atmel could not get accurate timings on the compass module while it was busy sending rs232 data, updating the clock, etc. This second module will be dedicated to reading the compass with no other interrupts to interfere with timings.
The wheelchair motors are controlled by two Victor 883 motor controllers.
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