| Garcia Specifications |
Last Modified: 2008-11-20
All dimensions are in inches.
Basic Garcia Dimensions (units are inches)
Ground clearance from the bottom plate to a flat ground is approximately 12mm (close to 0.5 inch). Ideal environments are tile floors, low-pile carpet, wood flooring and can easily handle plastic lips at tile/carpet transitions. Hard flat surfaces are best suited for reliable operation.
Garcia is designed to handle a moderate payload. It is recommended to keep the mass limited to a maximum of 2kg. It is also recommended to place any additional loads at either the top or back decks on the lid. The addition of a payload is compensated for during operation since the robot uses PID control for the motors.
The Garcia robot is about as agnostic as could be with regard to your preference for computing platforms. Currently there are software downloads or MacOS X, Linux and Windows.
The Linux code is open-source and currently is being tested on x86 derivatives and ARM processor versions of Linux. As with most open-source initiatives, we cannot provide much instruction on your XYZ derived Linux distrubution on your ABC box. We expect users of this code-base to actively contribute back to the sources and help support one-another in development on Linux platforms in exchange for the opening of these sources.
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