How to make an RC open source snow plow robot controlled by an Arduino


Hi guys,

Summer is cool but close to be finished. After coming the fall and the winter. And who say winter say snow depending of where you live. Everyone knows that it's a hard job to shovel the snow after a blizzard or a snowstorm. To help you in your task, you can buy a small snow plow or you can build a snow plow robot that can shovel for you. :-)

The project created by some makers was to build a snow plow robot controled by an arduino board remotely via bluetooth and a Playstation 2 remote.

A metallic frame of 60x30x19cm has been made and is proppoled by 4 wheel equipped with electric motors and chains. A blade at the front and controlled by a electric motor allows the snow plow to shovel where it's needed. It is controlled wirelessly by bluetooth with a playstation 2 remote to have it funnier. :-))).

All of this is possible because of an arduino board for the brain and H-Bridges that give the necessary power to the wheel and allows the machine to move. It got 4 wheels, each one big as 26 cm with a 150kg torque.

The electonics schematic for the project is the following:

If you want more details or build the open source snow plow robot with an arduino, more details are available on the following link: How to build an opensource snow plow robot with an arduino board

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