Difference between revisions of "Ardumower Chassis 'mountain mod'"

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File: Ardumower_reverse.jpg | Step 1: reverse the direction (front and back), add cup
 
File: Ardumower_reverse.jpg | Step 1: reverse the direction (front and back), add cup
 
File: Ardumower_rear_driven_experimental.jpg | Alternative: reverse the direction (front and back)
 
File: Ardumower_rear_driven_experimental.jpg | Alternative: reverse the direction (front and back)
File: Ardumower_mountains3.jpg| Step 2: Add acrylic glass sheet
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File: Ardumower_mountains3.jpg| Step 2: Add acrylic glass sheet (1mm)
 
File: Ardumower_mountains5.jpg| Step 3: Add rubber band
 
File: Ardumower_mountains5.jpg| Step 3: Add rubber band
 
File: Ardumower_mountains2.jpg| Step 4: Modify charging station
 
File: Ardumower_mountains2.jpg| Step 4: Modify charging station

Revision as of 12:24, 10 May 2018

Abstract

This page describes how to modify the Ardumower Chassis to run up higher slopes with it (tested up to 30 percent). This works by

  1. turning the front drive into a rear drive and so requires to reverse the drive direction (so front is back and back is front)
  2. modifying the tire profile (give it more grip)
    1. Modify tire profile OR
    2. Off-road version (sand etc.): A bicycle tube is added around the tire

Needed parts

  • cup
  • acrylic glas sheet
  • rubber band

Turning front drive into rear drive

  1. swap motor cables (right and left)
  2. swap odometry cables (right and left)
  3. swap battery charging pin cables (right and left)
  4. disable ultrasonic sensor
  5. move perimeter coil from old front to old back side

Pictures

Videos

  1. Demo
  2. Optimized tires
  3. Bicycle tube tires for 'off-road'
  4. Ardumower rear/front driven climbing difference

Other ideas