My Home Build 2020 Project

20/20 is said to “the perfect or near perfect vision” and we were hoping the year 2020 would be similar. For me, one of things I had hoped was time; the time to do some sanity balancing hobbies/projects.

Recently, I picked up a wheelchair on Craigslist (and yes, I still buy stuff from Craigslist) just before the lockdown went into full effect and social distancing now the new norm. It was in great condition and all it needed was a change of heart with the goal of turning it into some kind of fully/semi automated thing, not sure what yet.

Here is its proposed heart.

  • Adafruit STM32F405 Feather, will be swapped out when SITCore is available
  • Roboclaw 2x60A
  • 40A/5-60VDC solid state relay
  • Terminal Block Breakout FeatherWing
  • Adafruit FeatherWing OLED
  • 24v/24ah Lifepo4 battery pack

Coming soon

  • YDLidar
  • GPS
  • Radar (from Robotshop)
  • Telemetry
  • Camera for cognitive integration
  • RPi for the AI portions

Over the next few days as time permits (even with working from home time is still elusive) I will be getting it running as is then start with the upgrades from their.

Looking to post this sign on the front gate


What a great idea

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