Remote Control Mowbot Explained

More Details on the Mowbot I built. This video also shows the frame updates that I've made so far. Motors were purchased of off ebay. Motor controller is a Dimension Engineering Sabertooth dual 25A motor driver that you can purchase at http://www.dimensionengineering.com/Sabertooth2X25.htm I sourced mine locally via Trossen Robotics at http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5466-Sabertooth-dual-25A-motor-driver.aspx This is my interpretation of the Remote Control Lawn Mower (Lawnbot) featured in Make Magazine Volume 22.

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A radio contolled lawn mower with a 45 amp Denso alternator to provide power to the battery for the controller, motors and radio receiver. Engine does not have to be running to move the mower. The wheel chair motors have lock out levers so the unit can easily free wheel if needed. This is a prototype unit. Improvements: guards, total autonomous operation. To order your's, contact me through www.212steam.blogspot.com.




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