Over the last year I have added quite a few extra components to Eric and had run out of places to plug in more I2C based sensors. Wiring had been cobbled together using what I had to hand and the wires to the sensors on the pan and tilt head her pulling against the servos and giving bad positions as the head was not where the robot thought it was.
The main problem with IR sensors is their dislike of dark or non reflective surfaces, such as a waste paper bin or computer monitor. Using these sensors we can only work in a controlled environment with white surfaces for walls and floors. If Eric is to explore we can not be expected to run ahead of him painting the walls white. I’t time to get out the laser! Read More
The battery monitor arrived just before Christmas after a long journey from China.