I have a rather elaborate idea for a surveillance robot, and I wonder if the Dagu might be the platform for me.
What I would like to know is if there is room under the top platform for a raspberry Pi, a motor control, and (4) 7.2 Volt batteries so that I can use the top of the platform for a turret mounted camera, and a spit wad canon.
The idea is to monitor the property and the crawl space under the house for varmints that have been very destructive. I would like to control the bot remotely via WiFi, and transmit live video to my phone or laptop. The original plan was to use a modified BB gun and do away with the varmints permanently, but then comes the issue of disposal (especially if it’s in the crawl space where I can’t get to it). So now the plan is to just scare the crap out of them, and hope they don’t come back.
A lot of variables in this project, I have been thinking about it since November, 17. I have learned a lot about Raspberry, Arduino, Python, etc. and I think I’m ready to roll.
Any ideas or comments are welcome.