Are you building you own TurtleBot or waiting for the production version of the Power and Sensor Board with Gyro to become available? Well, on today's episode of Build Your Own TurtleBot we will be showing you how to build a power and sensor board.
The board provides a 150 degree/sec yaw gyro and 12 volt regulated power for the Kinect. Note that the voltage regulator has an enable pin so that it can be automatically disabled to stop the Kinect from pulling more current than the charging system is capable of providing.
To make this widely available we implemented a single sided version of the TurtleBot Power and Sensor Board with Gyro in Eagle, and made it available here, along with instructions for modifying a Kinect power cable for compatibility.
There are other ways to do this but we use the PCB "Fab-In-A-Box" from PulsarProFX to make the process quick and painless.
here. Place your circuit board inside a ziplock bag with a small amount of etchant and seal the bag with most of the air removed.
no slip boundary condition to remove used etchant and supply fresh etchant.
Cool-Amp plating powder for improved performance.
If this seems like too much work you can always order it along with other TurtleBot parts here.