First Test Drive of J2G2 Version 2 (#3 in the series)

Progress Update

Version 2 comes alive during this first test drive in the living room.

If you want to start at the beginning click here for the first post in the series (#1). For the previous post, click here (#2).

A lot happened since the last blog post. So what did I do?

Well, first I hooked up the motors wires to the motor hat. I did this by dabbing a small amount of solder onto the tips of the wires (but not too much) and then inserted them into the motor hat locations labelled M1, M2, M3, & M4.

Then, I zip tied the components to the chassis and placed the top layer on the chassis.

Finally, I modified the J2G2 Version 1 Python software to work with the new motorhat libraries. I’ll make this software available on Github in a future post.

During the test drive, the Version 2 hardware seemed sturdy enough to protect the components for inside driving. Version 2 is not designed for off-road driving!

What’s next?

Currently, the car is controlled through a browser window. Next, I will work on an iOS app to control the car. This should make it easier for an iOS adept person to to control.