By Niall

“The FarmBoz’s current uses include herding sheep, observing livestock, mowing lawn, spraying weeds, raking gravel, carrying light loads, drawing trailer, security and entertaining children. Range is approx. 300 metres from where its is being controlled but the intention is to use either the internet or mobile phone to provide world wide range. FarmBoz was initially controlled with an Remote Control but in order to extend the range of control and allow control from a PC two XBee’s have been added. Using a program written in Processsing, keystrokes are sent to the COM port where the coordinating XBee is connected and from there transmitted to FarmBoz. Video is shown on the PC screen either in the Processing program or with a seperate video software program.”

Tags: XBee