I've bought a WildThumper, will get it in a week or so.
Q1: For autonomous navigation on my lawn, would you recommend GPS (have a PAM-7Q GPS) or using an existing buried wire fence for my Robomow RL-1000?
GPS might be easier to get started with, but is it reliable enough to prevent the robot to drive out on the street or in a ditch? Using the buried wire somehow seems safer but more complicated to build.
Q2: Can I use PropScope to find the frequency in the wire? Once I've found it, what circuit should I build?
With both options I'd need to have obstacle avoidance sensors to avoid flower beds, our outdoor pool etc. Laser sensor perhaps combined with ultrasound and/or IR sensor comes to my mind, have them in my toolbox.
Also have several Project and Activity Boards, compass module, LSMDS1 9-axis IMU, Ping, IR leds etc. If this project ever flies, it would be close to 100 % Parallax-driven :-)
Q3: Don't have the Sharp IR sensor, would IR even be reliably outside?
Q4: As I'll travel to Santa Clara in a week, I'd be able to order some parts from Parallax and have them delivered to my hotel, anything I'd need for this project?
Appreciating guidance and recommendations
- Thomas Vikstrom (banjo)
Location: A hop from the longest bridge in...Finland