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Building Your Own Drones: A Beginner’s Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs by John Baichtal

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13. Making a Rover

The final type of drone you’re going to explore in the book is the rover, a car drone that drives around your backyard (or wherever) on missions of exploration and pet-scaring. The RFID-Navigating Nomad, shown in Figure 13.1, consists of a sturdy aluminum chassis equipped with motors, big knobby tires, and a plastic enclosure. Added on to this platform is a sensor package consisting of an RFID (radio frequency identification) sensor and an ultrasonic sensor.

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FIGURE 13.1 The RFID-Navigating Nomad steers as directed by RFID tags.

Before we get to the project, however, it’s back-to-school time. First, you need to learn about ...

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