The ArdWay project is an attempt to build a segway based on the Segbot code by JD Warren. The design was made by me and is being build during my free time, so it's taking me a bit longer that i've anticipated. I hope that at the end of November the project will be complete.
I started the control mode using an Arduino and shield similar to the one used by JD but decided to build a standalone version of the ATMEL328.
The motion sensor used is the IMU 5DOF.
The test phase of the code and both circuits was completed with success.
I've added a reset button and a master power switch to cut battery's power directly to the standalone version but these changes aren't updated in my site.
My original design was changed a little bit as the build advanced due to construction problems, material used, etc. It's a dynamic design :)
Please check my site for some more pictures.
The first test drive :)
Stuff for the future:
I have a moving steering bar connected to the steering pot, this system, isn't working so good as I would expected. Also the spring mechanism to maintain the bar in a vertical alignment also need to be reconsidered.
Another good thing to add is a battery monitor with a sound warning.
I still don't know if I include a battery charger onbord or not.?!?!
The design should also suffer (again) some changes.
Basically is this :)