|Surveyor Robotics Journal|
Thu, 18 Oct 2007
Production SRV-1 Blackfin boards just arrived !!!
The boards actually came in a bit ahead of schedule. We have starting testing and everything looks good so far.
Here are a couple of photos of a test setup with the board stack. The board on the bottom is the motor controller with a couple of motors and 3 laser pointers attached (though not visible in the photo except for one laser). In the middle of the stack is the radio board with a Matchport 802.11g module - the antenna pigtail is sticking out the side. On top is the SRV-1 Blackfin board with the camera module and an ICEbear JTAG USB cable that we use for board testing and software debug.
Now we have to wait for the brackets that to mount the laser pointers to the front of the SRV-1 and the brackets that mount the power switch / charger plug / 3db antenna to the back of the SRV-1. We expect to have these sometime next week, at which point we should be able to start assembling and shipping complete SRV-1 robots.