The electronics behind a rather special kind of vehicle
Published in issue 391, July/August 2009
In this first article describing our DIY self-balancing single-axle vehicle we look at the electronics modules. An ATmega32 processes the controls and sensor data and drives the two electric motors via power driver stages. It keeps the vehicle balanced and can drive it in any desired direction at any desired speed from stationary to about 11 mph.
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- The ElektorWheelie vehicle is an open development. The buyer is free to make changes and modifications to the hardware or software of the ElektorWheelie kit, at his/her own risk.
- The use of ElektorWheelie on public roads or in public spaces may be subject to legislation and type approval. No type approval has been applied for and owners are advised to check local or national legislation for any use other than on private land, or with the land owner’s permission.
- Under the terms of an open development Elektor International Media cannot be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by, or arising from, the use, ownership or assembly of the ElektorWheelie vehicle.
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