We couldn’t believe how well everything worked!
All the air solenoids, the NEMA-rated enclosure jammed full of all our stuff, and the all-important DMV license sticker!
Three live video feeds (<100ms latency) of the front, back, and fisheye overhead view. The telemetry data gives us signal of the controller and chair, battery voltages, motor current draw, enclosure and motor temperatures, as well as GPS speed/heading. A constantly updating latency readout gives us an idea of how far we can push it. Also a text-to-speech input box.
Burning Man the video game, from the comfort of an air conditioned RV : P
With one of our campmates in the seat (and ready with the emergency stop button), we sent the chair out to the Temple – no problems!
This got us enough range to get out to the temple, or across to the 9 o’clock plaza, or probably even the trash fence if we had the battery power to go that far. 2.4GHz Omni and 5GHz 120deg sector.
Lummox did all the final upholstery on playa, and we did a lot of software tweaks but got it working great!
Had to cram the base in at an angle on top of all of The Empress’ stuff.
1:30AM the morning we were supposed to leave, we finally load the chair into the van.
I wouldn’t want to go through airport security holding this. 5500mAh 5S LiPo battery with a constant per-cell voltage readout and low voltage alarm.