Showing posts from May, 2018

DIY Self-Driving - The next iteration

Please Note:   Unlike most of my projects which are fully complete before they are published, this project is as much a build diary as anything else.  Whilst I am attempting to clearly document the processes, this is not a step-by-step guide, and later articles may well contradict earlier instructions. If you decide you want to duplicate my build, please read through all the relevant articles before you start. Things have been a little quiet on the self-driving front for the last month, but the project is still moving ahead. Mechanical Issues I guess it had to happen.  Prolonged running of this old car has taken it's toll on the drivetrain and the gearbox has stripped.  As you can imagine, this makes it rather hard to move anywhere.  It's not the end of the world, because these units are pretty common.  I am going to try and get a pair of them and convert the car to 2 wheel drive into the bargain.  All the cutouts are already there, so in theory at least it's

Meerkat is famous!

I want to give a big shout out to the folks over at DIYODE Magazine because in their latest issue (#11), they have run a feature on Meerkat, my obstacle-avoiding robot. The little guy has dressed up really well for the story, and my self-driving car even makes a brief appearance.   Read for yourself here, and please think about supporting this local publisher and by purchasing the issue or better yet, subscribing. Read it for yourself here