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Ardumower  -  Do-It-Yourself robot lawn mower project                          yt-brand-standard-logo-95x40      shopping

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 DIY robot mower. If you don't own an Ardumower robot mower yet, you can purchase one via our shop.

Build ardumower chassis show room Download arduino software Runardumower perimeter  Monitor!  ardumower live monitoring configuration debugging


video   Introduction video (all parts can be purchased via our 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 an universal controller software (based on Arduino). If you don't own an Ardumower yet, we have created an Ardumower Chassis (including motors, electronics etc.) for you available via our shop. 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.

What are the coolest features of the Ardumower?

  • Everything is open, everything is explained in detail, everything can be changed - it's up to you!
  • Easy-to-assemble chassis
  • Powerful gear motors and mower motor
  • Wireless configuration, monitoring, debugging of your robot mower!  (only the coolest mowers have this)

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
  • Little soldering - easy programming
  • only the minimum of components (keep it simple!)
  • detailed instructions for building
  • offering an electronics kit (ready 'Ardumower PCB kit') 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?

We have created an Ardumower Chassis for you (including motors and electronics) that you can purchase via our shop - more information about the Ardumower Chassis can be found here.

video   We are proud of our motors :-)   (all parts can be purchased via our shop)

chassis front       chassis exploded

Great, but how can I start?
We have written articles about all glory details - You can find all the articles ('Wiki') at the top navigation bar of this website. If you want to correct or extend an article, you can simply edit the article after registering.

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.

ardumower overview

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.

Ardumower is powered by:

      Arduino       modellbaufuchs      ott motor       pololu       ebmpapst

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