Blog

The frame is finally complete

After a month or more of work the steel frame for Kevin is complete and painted. This is something I have been looking forward to for a long time as it means I can start attaching components and runni...

Kevin's unnecessary but cool control board

One of Kevin's control boxes will be a large fuze/switch box. The battery banks will feed into here and the power will be distributed to the motor controllers and other power systems. Within the box i...

Kevin gets some battery mounts

After building the core of Kevin I have now added a mounting frame for the battery, this is a straightforward mounting in the center of the frame which will accommodate up to 8 12v batteries. This is...

Kevin - robotics platform

After reviving my robotics platform I encountered some serious problems with the durability of the system. The motors are very powerful but they are slow and the wheel mounting isn't very good, the m...

Robotics platform reborn

Today I took the first steps in reviving an old project, the robotic platform. This was a project I started towards the end of 2009, I abandoned it as soon as it reached the software stages and t...

Personal Tracking Device

After posting that a personal tracking device wasn't feasible because of power consumptions issues it got me thinking, is it? I haven't worked this out yet so as I write this I genuinely don't know i...

Car GPS System

My latest project is a GPS system for my car, thats so last you I hear you all saying, but wait its not a navigation system but a replacement for the speedometer and a tracking system. I use a regula...