Developed for an autonomous 2g glider, we have also sucessfully adapted
it for use in a 3g crawling robot. It provides approximately 200
VDC using a custom charge pump cascaded after a commercial boost
converter, and has a 1 Mips processor onboard. The board is
programmable via IR light (using a
finite state machine (FSM) method
and has many other possible sensing features that can be added on, such
as light seeking or optical flow sensing. The board itself is made out
of 2µm polyimide flex circuit, and populated weighs approximately
440 mg. More details about this board can be found in the paper
reference given below.
Design, Fabrication and Initial Results of a 2g Autonomous Glider
R.J. Wood, S. Avadhanula, E. Steltz, M. Seeman, J. Entwistle, A. Bachrach,
G. Barrows, S. Sanders, and R.S. Fearing,
31st Annual Conference, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society 2005 Meeting,
Raleigh North Carolina, Nov. 6-10, 2005.