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ArduMower Do it yourself robotic mower!

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Everyone knows them, some already have one: a robotic mower! You can purchase them, sometimes they are ‘intelligent’, sometimes they are simply silly. Very often, they are missing an important piece: adding your own ideas to the robot’s ‘brain’. That’s the idea of this project (’Ardumower’): Making a new ‘brain’ available for every robot mower in the universe!

In the following robot lawn mowers, 'Ardumower' has been used successfully already:

    Ambrogio L50 (with Ardumower board)
    Rotenbach SPM08-320 (with Ardumower board)
    Tianchen TC-G158 (with original Tianchen board)
    “Sven's Mäh-Roboter” (with “DFRduino Romeo-All in one” board)
    Robomow RL500 (with DIY board)

 Ardumower operates in a 'Rotenbach SPM08-320' (Video link):




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At first it was just ideas for the selection of electronic components for a simple, modular robot mower system including motor driver, sensors and microcontroller. Meanwhile, the project has developed a universal control software which can you can adapt to your own mower robot. There is also a forum available where you can input your own ideas/suggestions and download the Arduino software.


Objectives of the project:

    low-cost, ready-made components (amount < 50 EUR), replacable (à la RC model: stick together receiver, controller, motor, servo !)
    Little soldering - easy programming
    only the minimum of components (keep it simple!)
    detailed instructions for building
    offering a construction kit (ready 'Ardumower-kits') with all modules, components etc. for purchasing
    Arduino-Code for download
    Finding a producer for a robot chassis ('Ardumower' chassis)

Questions/help for building/Ideas?
We are sure you have questions (and we are already waiting for them) - we will help you in a professional manner in the Forum

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kingofl3372 months ago

What signal do use run down the buried wire for the sound sensors?

eddy578 months ago
Very nice project
techbitar9 months ago
Good work.