Picture of Accelerometer Controlled, Head Tracking Rover

This project was a combination of multiple ideas that have all come together to create one awesome rover.   The Rover is controlled using a watch equipped with an accelerometer to track the movements and tilting of the wrist.  The rover will move forward if the wrist is tilted forward, backward when tilted backwards and so fourth.  This rover is also equipped with a camera mounted on a pan and tilt servo that will move based on the head movements of the user.  Finally there is a heads up display unit for the person controlling the rover that will have a live camera feed from the rover.   

Parts List:
- 1x    3-axis accelerometer (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9836)
- 2x   Arduino Uno (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11021)
- 1x   Traxxer Rover Platform
- 1x   Seeedstudio Motor Driver Board
- 2x  12V Lipo Battery (Look on HobbyKing.com for good options)
- 2x   xBee Transmitter/Receiver (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8665)
- 1x   9DOF module (We got ours off of eBay)
- 1x   MyVu Personal Video Glasses
- 1x   Mini Wireless Color Camera
- 1x   Pan/Tilt Servo Mount (http://www.amazon.com/SparkFun-Pan-Tilt-Bracket/dp/B007R9TSIC/)
- 2x   Generic Servo (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9065)
- 1x   Ultrasonic sensor (http://www.maxbotix.com/Ultrasonic_Sensors/MB1403.htm)
- 1x   Push Button
- Solid Core Wrap Wire (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8031)

Total Budget: $458

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akreitlow1 year ago
Did you have any trouble getting your myvu glasses to detect the camera signal ? I bought a pair and am worried it can only accept early apple video signals. Mine appear to be the same model as yours.
mattholdefer (author)  akreitlow1 year ago
No we just used a standard video transmitter and once it was tuned to the same channel as the emitter it streamed with no problems.
What is the 9DOF sensor you bought?????
I have a sensor called mpu6050 can I use that???
McClay141 year ago
If u made ur own chassis it would be 10x cooler
phokur1 year ago
One of the cleanest executed rovers I've seen on here!
Honus1 year ago
Very cool project!