Feb 23, 2015 - Eddie has been upgraded to EddiePlus and he is better than ever. Please visit him [here](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:694969 ).
Hi all! This is Eddie. He is a very small self balancing robot that was inspired by SparkFun Electronics for making really cool building blocks and Intel for making the Edison.
From SparkFun I used the Edison Battery Block to power Eddie. The 9DOF Block for inertial measurements. A Base Block for terminal access and the OTG port for the USB camera. And finally the Dual H-bridge Block for controlling the two motors.
The motors and wheels came from Pololu. I went with 200 rpm high power micro metal gearmotors and 60mm wheels on this first build.
More build details can be found on the instructions tab:
With the 400mAh battery, USB camera streaming video, his run time is about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Eddie can be remote controlled via WiFi.
His programming is under development and source code is available on github:
Remote control test video: