Wheel-E A self-balancing robot
An inverted pendulum robot that uses an accelerometer, gyrometer, and control system to balance on two wheels.
I was on a team of two and my part was the hardware and hardware interfaces.
- Designed dual mosfet H-bridge circuits for driving the two motors.
- Created an API for the IMU to configure parameters and convert the raw data into the proper, useable values.
- Designed a PCB that would accomidate the motor driver circuitry, the arm MCU, the Xbee, and the IMU.
- Modeled and 3d-Printed a holder for the motors to keep them stable and evenly aligned.