Re: [mowbot] Hello, and lots of ideas

robin nospam at
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 16:30:40 +0100

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 10:03:25 -0400 (EDT),
Raymond Skarratt u <skar9500 nospam at> wrote:
> Anyone out there want to start telling us what they are looking for in a
> finished project?

I want the maximally lazy option:
* autonomous (I don't have to watch over it)
* self-parking (I don't have to get it out, put it away or charge it)
* no re-programming needed when it is moved to a new location
(I have two disconnected lawns, and I probably won't want to build
two mowbots since the front lawn is quite small)
* no need to explicitly define boundaries (since I think the natural
boundaries in my case are good enough)

My implementation preferences are:
* low power
* low speed
* quiet
* ``nibbling'' cutter
* solar powered, with provision for automatic top-up charging
* 68HC11 micro
These are negotiable.


R.M.O'Leary <robin nospam at> +44 973 310035  P.O. Box 20, Swansea SA2 8YB, U.K.