CAN control 6wd chassis
This project began as a kit-bot 6wd chassis project with the principle objective of providing less-experiences students with an opportunity to design, build and program a robot chassis and the side benefit of providing the team with a drivable 6wd chassis for drive practice and development/prototyping use.
The team did a great job and upon initial completion, this chassis (and the team) were earmarked for a follow-up project: conversion to Can bus control.
A Controller Area Network (CAN bus) is a protocol developed to enable microprocessors and devices to communicate with each other without a host computer. It was originally developed for automotive use, but has found wider application.