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Offline Simonc3Topic starter

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Help with an old ATRV-mini
« on: March 15, 2015, 03:51:11 AM »
Hi guys.
Noob post here  :-[
I picked up this old iRobot ATRV-mini last week from an auction, its an awsome old machine.
I plan on getting it running but being 15 years old its hard to find info about it, I've managed to log on to its on board computer that runs redhat but thats about as far as I've got. I dont know much about linux but from the small amount of info I have I should be able to drive it through another computer over a network. Still working on that   :(
If anyone here knows about this old beast or had some info on it that would be much appreciated!

Heres some pics of it!

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Re: Help with an old ATRV-mini
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 08:13:29 AM »
 8) Cool!  8)
Never heard of this robot, but definitely a robot
ahead of its time.(Linux) I would make a suggestion,
where permissible. Maybe the control board could be replaced
with a Raspberry Pi, to accommodate new technology, if the
control of the motors/sensors could be assimilated.
Good luck!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Help with an old ATRV-mini
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 10:18:48 PM »
Yeah I'm looking at replacing the Motherboard with something alot later then using a roboteq motor controller.
It would be good to see one of the sample programs running before I modified it, it can follow with sonar and a few other things.
I'll just have to read up on Linux and try some more.

 


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