ArduMower Do It Yourself Robotic Mower!

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Introduction: ArduMower Do It Yourself Robotic Mower!

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):




RC-Controll


Handy Controll



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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    12 Discussions

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    JoshuaG179
    JoshuaG179

    6 months ago

    Where are the instructions/components list?

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    ilham.asadov
    ilham.asadov

    Reply 2 months ago

    Seems like this is an abandoned page. I’m looking to build one too, hoped there will be some useful material here. Do you mind joining efforts and sharing info if you found something useful?

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    Balto
    Balto

    Question 11 months ago

    I'm trying to make my own version of a robot mower that's a lot different what you made and from other company, it does has similar functions like other robot mowers but different, how would I make sure to avoid a copyright law even though it's different.

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    macrumpton
    macrumpton

    Answer 7 months ago

    Unless you are going to manufacture it and sell it for a profit, making your own copy of an existing robomower is no problem. To see if you are duplicating someone elses work, you can try looking in google patents for similar ideas.

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    modulart
    modulart

    Question 8 months ago

    Hello, is there a list of materials todownload and instructions on how to build it?
    Thanks

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    Bob Bowie
    Bob Bowie

    3 years ago

    I have built a remote controlled lawnmower that I use each week to mow my yard.

    I would like to make this mower robotic. My thought has been to add

    software/hardware to allow 2 modes: 1) learn mode using remote control, then

    2) playback, robot mode placing the mower in the same starting point as

    positioned in learn mode. Can this be accomplished with your hardware/software?

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    mvanwynsberghe
    mvanwynsberghe

    4 years ago

    Cool project I've been looking to try this myself, only the site itself is very hard to understand what's needed to build your own. I've looked at the forum and found 815 Euro for the basic set.

    Still a lot of money to experiment with. It should be more around 200-400 to make it interesting and get me to go and order.

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    Madscientisttgenius
    Madscientisttgenius

    5 years ago

    Why doesnt it go in a straight line back and forth

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    ArduMower
    ArduMower

    Reply 5 years ago

    This works with the help of a compass and odometry,
    We are now working on a map.
    http://www.ardumower.de/index.php/de/forum/navigation-odmetrie-gps/773-particle-filter?limitstart=0

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    kingofl337
    kingofl337

    6 years ago on Introduction

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