The hardware of QUAIL

Keywords: #Ros2 #RP6 #quail
The chassis This is an Arexx RP6 robot platform. I have spent a lot of time messing with this thing over the years, and I have learned a lot from it. The website for it can be found here: RP6 Robot system (I highly recommend doing some browsing around their website, it’s a reminder of a time when websites had character). A run down of the specs lists an 8-bit ATMEGA32, a pair of optical encoders, motors, light sensors, touch sensors, the whole shebang.

Installing ROS2 on a Raspberry Pi 3 B

Keywords: #ROS2 #Raspberry pi #Rolling Ridley #quail
Great, yet another “How to install $x$ on $y$” blog post. Exactly what the internet was missing. Just be grateful I’m not serving ads on this website. I wanted to do my best to ensure this build log was as close to self-contained as reasonable, which means that sometimes we’re going to get low hanging fruit. I found two different sources already covering this, one Youtube Video by Ubuntu-robotics, and a Blog post on Medium.

Q.U.A.I.L: Quick Unmanned Autonomous Inspector of Lines

Keywords: #Ros2 #quail
The What: QUAIL will be a line following robot. That is as much as I want it to do. Sounds simple enough, but there is a little more going on than that. The Why: Over the last few months, I’ve been working on a completely different project. I don’t want to spoil what the project was just yet, as it’s still ongoing. it was an attempt to push my own boundaries in terms of what I know and understand about robotics.