27 Sep '14, 11am

THP Semifinalist: A Robotic Lawn Mower

Fair point one of the things that has bothered me about the design I’ve settled on is that the mower heads are going to be between the wheels so I’ve had to accept It just won’t be able to get into super tight spots and it will always leave an edge around fences :/ I really haven’t used GPS before but according to the data sheet it is accurate to within 2.5-3meters which is admittedly a lot of leeway but as long as there isn’t a ton of drift (again never really dealt with GPS) It shouldn’t in theory be a huge problem. Since I’m not looking for it to accurately pinpoint my location on a map just give a reliable and consistent readout for what will amount to a virtual fence. Supplemented with some additional sensor inputs, rangefinders etc to deal with life’s little surprises. Might also try to do a little machine vision to make sure it voids the street, course there is alwa...

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