Welcome to another Wednesday update, this one is full of achievements!! Hold on to your pants!!!
The Gwiz did a hill!
To make sure I can drive the Gwiz to my partners’ house I needed to check it would get up a rather steep hill. It’s not very long but is quite steep. I took a run-up and managed to get to the top of it at just under 30mph.
The Gwiz hit 45mph!
Erm, I would not recommend this, it’s rather scary, imagine being in a cardboard box and thinking you may crash into a wall at high speed. It’s very noisy and very bouncy.
The Giwz overtook a skateboarder
Well, he wasn’t going very fast but made me laugh!
The Gwiz did a shopping trip!!!
Yup the car has now done something actually useful, I mean it has cost me hundreds of pounds to get to this point but I can now make it to Morrisons.
I feel that the Gwiz has achieved a lot and only had one issue which I think is an overvoltage issue
So I had a bit of spare time during the week and managed to fire up my VEX V5 and VEX IQ robotics kit and get them set up to be useful. My aim is to use VEX EDR or V5 to control the Gwiz.
ROS and Turtlebot
I also managed to fire up my old ROS (Robotics Operating System) Turlebot robot which is super cool. It has all sorts of sensors like a Kinetic type sensor for camera and depth detection, bumper sensors, and ultrasonics. This is the perfect robot to learn ROS on. It’s powered by a Nvidia TK1 so can do a lot of machine learning.
This is a point cloud of the back of me
MakeBlock CyberPi Go Kit
And to make the evenings on the sofa even more exciting I have started the electronics course on Udemy that’s is on my to-do list.