Links

A list of links to the parts of the Open Mower project.

Since the Open Mower project is quite complex, the parts are split among multiple websites and repositories. This page gives an overview of all important resources.

Information Sources

Documentation (this page)

๐Ÿ”—ย https://openmower.de/docs

Interesting For: All Users

This documentation contains reviewed information that is known to be correct and will not change too often. Consider this as your main entry point for information about the OpenMower project.

Open Mower Wiki

๐Ÿ”—ย https://wiki.openmower.de/

Interesting For: All Users

The Wiki is written by Open Mower users like you. It contains useful tips and information on running the Open Mower software. I’m not able to check all the information there all the time, so it might be that some guides are outdated or just not working. If you find any wrong information there, feel free to edit or tell me on Discord.

YouTube

๐Ÿ”—ย https://www.youtube.com/c/ClemensElflein

Interesting For: All Users

My YouTube channel where I try to create interesting videos about the Open Mower project and robotics in general.

Repositories

The OpenMower Repository

๐Ÿ”—ย https://github.com/ClemensElflein/OpenMower

Interesting For: Users who want to contribute to the project

This is the repository for the OpenMower hardware. It contains the schematics and PCB designs for the OpenMower hardware. Additionally, the latest firmware for the mainboard can be found there.

The open_mower_ros Repository

๐Ÿ”—ย https://github.com/ClemensElflein/open_mower_ros

Interesting For: Users who want to contribute to the project

This repository contains the main part of the Open Mower software. The whole workspace is a ROS workspace which contains all the code that is needed to make the Open Mower work. There are some libraries as submodules in the /src/lib subdirectory.

The xESC Repository

๐Ÿ”—ย https://github.com/ClemensElflein/xESC

Interesting For: Users who are interested in motor control

This repository contains the hardware design for the BLDC motor controllers I’m using in this project. The design is based on the popular VESC BLDC motor controller and is compatible with the VESC firmware.

Shop / Support

Vermut’s Shop

๐Ÿ”—ย https://shop.devops.care/

This is the shop of Discord user Vermut. He’s selling soldered and tested hardware kits for Open Mower builds. If you want to get started quickly, check his shop and get a kit. It includes most of the things you need to build the Open Mower. Some profits of each sale are going to me, so you do support the project by getting the kit.

Patreon โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ”—ย https://patreon.com/ClemensElflein

Working on the Open Mower project takes a lot of time. Since I’m self-employed, I really don’t have too much time to spare. So if you want to enable me to work on the Open Mower project more, you can support me on Patreon! Thank you for helping me keep this project alive.

Last modified May 10, 2023: docs: proofreading (ef620e5)