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Battery Monitor

asked 2015-11-01 08:27:39 -0500

Morpheus gravatar image

I have a home built robot using a pc board, and not using a laptop computer. I have lithium battery running everything. I would like to add a battery monitor hardware and use ROS to monitor it. Has anyone accomplished something like this? Thank you!

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Thanks Christian I will give it a try and let you know how works out. Thanks again!

Morpheus gravatar image Morpheus  ( 2015-11-01 20:56:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-11-01 16:29:03 -0500

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updated 2015-11-01 16:30:26 -0500

Hi,

I've added this weekend such feature for my robot, using an Arduino NANO. The Arduino uses internal ADC and writes current voltages via USB to the ROS computer. A simple ROS-ArduPowerDaemon collects all messages from the device and publishes it as topics. Additional, I write all values to /tmp/ups-dummy, which can be used be a standard UPS-Deamon to shutdown the system.

This week I will update the docs for my robot.

Please see: https://github.com/mockbot/MockBot

Cheers Christian

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