Re: [mowbot] Keep it simple

Dave Everett (deverett nospam at
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 14:49:25 +1000

At 08:49 PM 7/30/97 -0600, you wrote:
>He said: Dave Everett <deverett nospam at>
>> roboticists of, namely complicating their designs.
>> It seems the first task to solve is boundary marking, and the simplest
>> solution seems to be a buried wire.
>No, the most simple solution is an ordinary everyday
>fence. Simple bump sensors on the robot about would cost 69
>cents each (use a dozen if you want to get fancy). Even
>the 12" high decorative border fences would work. If you
>want to keep it simple, keep it simple.

Hehe, then let me add another criteria, 'cheap'. Fences would be needed
around garden beds, ponds etc as well, the cost would certainly be higher
than a wire and it would look considerably less attractive.

Dave Everett