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New to ROS, want to build a robot =)

asked 2012-12-12 15:31:03 -0500

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updated 2012-12-13 00:40:06 -0500

I kinda want to imitate this robot: htxp://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?4654-Maxwell-A-Mobile-Manipulator

But i want my base to be this one: htxp://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=37_111&product_id=63#.UMlFRbT3BT5

So i been thinking to add a computer to it.. Will something like this work: htxp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121442 (i got ram/HD and will use this PSU: htxp://www.logicsupply.com/products/picopsu_80, i currently have this battery: htxp://www.batterymart.com/p-12v-7ah-sealed-lead-acid-battery.html )

I want to use a xbox kinetic sensor which connects use to that MB. But i need to use a board to control the servos, ill probably use the arbotix board.

Should i worry about getting that MB, or just get a raspberry pi?

sorry links have an x on them, coulnt post full links

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Can you recommend a motherboard + CPU that would be good for this type of task? Thanks

I guess i could go with something like this: htxp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186211 and i can pick alot of different types of cpus

when i try to post links it says i dont have enough karma to post links.

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Please use formatting for links, code etc. Oh, and I don't know why you replaced http with htxp, because this will annoy both readers and the automatic linker macro.

felix k gravatar image felix k  ( 2012-12-12 23:32:59 -0500 )edit
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because it says i dont have enought karma

SuperMiguel gravatar image SuperMiguel  ( 2012-12-13 01:08:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-12-12 15:59:25 -0500

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I think that even that Atom D525 is going to be slightly under powered when it comes to mapping and controlling arm navigation. So the Raspberry Pi is definitely not going to be suitable for the tasks that Maxwell is capable of.

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Since you are new to ROS, I would recommend first starting with something like Turtlebot. It has a fair amount of documentation and servo arm upgrades. As writing code for a custom base can become quite complex for the beginner.

Atom gravatar image Atom  ( 2012-12-13 09:51:49 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-12-12 23:06:58 -0500

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updated 2012-12-13 00:19:27 -0500

thxs updated question

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Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-12-12 23:11:49 -0500 )edit
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Sorry didnt know

SuperMiguel gravatar image SuperMiguel  ( 2012-12-13 02:13:59 -0500 )edit

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