We have started working on a project to develop a common robotics platform for use by PARTS members and others. The basic idea is that we will create a simple indoor robot based on a Pololu Romi platform (two wheeled tripod design) to which we will add a microprocessor (most likely a Teensy 4.0), motor drivers and wheel encoders. The focus will be on developing open source code which does a good job of basic closed loop motion control. This can server as a starting point for PARTS members and others to get a quick start on new projects without having to reinvent the basic platform over and over again.
The project page is at https://colab.portlandrobotics.org/robot-platform-project/
Please join the colab server and add your thoughts.
The github repository can be found at https://github.com/portlandrobotics/common_platform.git