With all the dome work yesterday I had time to think about it’s electronics and how I’m going to lay things out.
I’ve seen some people bond the dome ring to the dome, but I don’t think it’s such a good idea for me. For one I’m using the dome base plate that supports the periscope, and I’m thinking I’ll attach other things to it as well. The base plate is also bigger than the ring and it restricts access from the underside, so there would be no way to get in and fix a lot of things.
So the dome will split in two and I know have the dilemma that I’ll need decide where to put some things, either in the base or up in the dome, and then worry about running wires. For example, only the lift mech needs to attach to the dome plate, and it makes sense to put the weighty batteries down there too.
Initially the dome will contain the following this that are powered
- Power Distribution Board – 12v in, 9v, 6v, 12v out
- Front Logic -9v
- Rear Logic – 24v
- PSI’s- 9v x 2
- Holo Projector Lights – 12v x 3
- Vex Controller for Periscope Lift Mech – 6v
- Batteries – 2 x 12v
- Lift Mech Speed Controller – 12v
Later on I’ll be adding a few servos attached to the panels.
I think I’m going mount most everything on the dome base plate and run 3 power lines up into the dome with quick release.
Here’s a rough idea on layout