Hi. Really nice to see this project taking shape! I’ve been having similar ideas for some time inspired by farmbot, but never liked the idea if having it locked to that small area.
I’m living in Sweden and moved to a small old farm (~3 hectares - 7.4 acres) a few months ago and have the plan to over the coming years be able to grow food to feed more than me and my partner. As I’m working with cargo bikes by trade, I’ve got some left over bike parts which I’ve used to put together a a mockup a couple of months ago.
My idea, was something a bit smaller than Acorn but I guess lots of parts and more or less all the code would be applicable to vehicles slightly different to Acorn.
First goal for me would be to get it drivable, then try to get some kind of positioning going and then aim for weeding and maybe documenting i guess.
Really looking forward to follow this and hopefully be able to contribute in some way.
I just stumbled across a 2nd hand drone with a pixhawk 4 flight controller which I’ve seen been used also for ground level rovers. I’ll probably have use for a drone for the field anyhow and thought it would be a kick start to get going with navigation faster, but it would also be nice to line up with your setup to easier be able to contribute, is there a BOM avalible, including elecronics, for the current development version?
I found the BOM for the RPIhat, but I guess there are a few other parts to get navigation going, I have motors and motorcontrollers for driving which I should be able to interface with a RPI quite easily. For steering I need to figure something out.