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Ardumower - Open Source robot lawn mower project                          yt-brand-standard-logo-95x40

Everyone knows them, some already have one: a robotic lawn mower! You can purchase them, sometimes they are ‘intelligent’, sometimes they are simply silly. Very often, they are missing an important piece: adding your own ideas to the robot’s ‘brain’. That’s the idea of this project (’Ardumower’): Making a new ‘brain’ freely available for every robot mower in the universe!

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video   Introduction video

video   When you have all parts, building can be easy as this!  (all parts can be purchased via the shop)

How far has this project gone already?

1000 members have registered to the Ardumower forum already!

At first, it was just ideas for the selection of electronic components for a simple, modular robot mower system including motor driver, sensors and microcontroller. Meanwhile, the project has developed a universal controller software (based on Arduino) which can you can adapt to your own mower robot. There is also a forum available where you can input your own ideas/suggestions. Before downloading the Arduino software, you need to register ('Login->Create an account'). Also, it's recommended to use our WIKI as it contains the latest information and building steps.

 

Why did we create this project?
We did create this project because we think robotics should be open and this includes robotic mowers as well.


Objectives of the project:

  • low-cost, ready-made components, replacable (à la RC model: stick together receiver, controller, motor, servo...)
  • Little soldering - easy programming
  • only the minimum of components (keep it simple!)
  • detailed instructions for building
  • offering an electronics kit (ready 'Ardumower kits') with all modules, components etc. for purchasing
  • offering a robot chassis with all motors etc. for purchasing ('Ardumower Chassis')
  • free, open-source Arduino-Code for download

Wait - but isn't this project too complicate for me?
This project is not more complicate than e.g. other mid-size Arduino projects. If you like to try out new things, then this project is the right one for you. You might learn new things and you'll see that everything is much easier than you thought - at the moment when your robot mower is mowing for the first time!


Is this project also about building a chassis, or only about Ardumower electronics and Arduino code?

You use a ready robot chassis and motors to use the Ardumower electronic parts and to run the Arduino code described in this project. Additionally, you can purchase an Ardumower Chassis (including motors and electronics) - more information about the Ardumower Chassis can be found here.

chassis front       chassis exploded

Great, but how can I start?
We have written articles about all glory details - You can find all the articles at the top right navigation bar of this website. If you want to correct or extend an article, you can simply add a comment below the article.

Questions / Help / Ideas / Discussion?
We are sure you have questions (and we are already waiting for them) - there will be help in the forum! You can find the forum at the top left navigation bar of this website. Please register to post to the forum ('Login->Create an account').


How does everything fit together?

Here's a quick overview of the components that is described in more detail in the project articles. Click on one topic to learn more about it.

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You want to participate in the project development?
You know digital filters, IMU sensor fusion, Kalman filters, or Odometry? Then the Ardumower 'development divison' is waiting for you! We look forward to share your knowledge with us. Interesting topics are just waiting being solved by you.

   
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