I rebuilt an old west coast drive train for rookie programming. What do you think I should add to make it more interesting and fun
A compressor, tank, and pneumatics control module. Then you could put a tube to a solenoid with a party horn. Great way to teach pneumatics
Field-relative positioning through non-linear state estimation
Make it a battle bot
Finally developing accurate carpet grain compensation
any 2015 bot you can find honestly
my favorite use for things like that is training new drivers to be aggressive when driving the robot. We have a really big makerspace with this funky floor material with very little friction so I like running figure-8 drills at top speed so it becomes tokyo drift. It teaches people not to be afraid of controlling the robot (although having someone on the emergency stop is a good idea )
Mini Zamboni to clean up trash around campus.
here’s an idea-rig a camera stabilizer to it. even one of the phone ones. then, hit record and drive it around. better yet, put it on a spinning rig with filming at a high frame rate. that will look cool.
itd be like it has eyes.
get something like this (not reco this one specifically, too expensive for a pet project) and just secure it to an arm.