I’m here in the US - and just had the inestimable joy of a total knee replacement!
While I’m here, I bought some new toys for Charlie that I plan to install when I return.
- A line-sensor
- The IMU board.
- A Pi-4. (actually, a couple of them, but they’re not all for Charlie)
- An Adafruit Real Time Clock module for the Pi.
- Two touch-screen displays - a 7" display that connects through the display connector and a smaller one that connects through the GPIO ports. The idea here is to give Charlie a way to communicate with the world - and accept inputs - while autonomous.
Since I am also a confirmed masochist, I picked up a NVIDIA Jetson Nano Dev board. It’s about the same size as a Pi, (but has a humongous heat-sink), with a zillion CUDA cores, eats Tensor Flow for lunch, uses the Pi’s camera natively, and is specifically designed as an AI platform. It would be interesting to see if I can get it working with the GoPiGo robot.
I am also talking to a company in the UK about getting a round-cable camera cable so I can attach the camera to the distance sensor/servo and have it track with the distance sensor.
More when I know more!