After weeks of waiting for motors i started to put the Pololu Zumo rover together.
The Pololu Homepage states that the Zumo shield IS NOT compatible to the Arduino MEGA, i tried anyway and it runs good.
You can see the difference in size on the photos, but it still fits nicely on the Zumo-shield as it shares the same pin-layout.
I read that you might not be able to use that combination because of different hardware interrupts.
As for now, i didnt test too much scripts on it, but i think it there is no problem at all.
I control the Zumo with a model cars 2ch Tx/Rx by reading out the Rx (its located in front of the GoPro on the photos).
The script for that is in the Zumo Library, so i only had to change the Pins i wanted to use as input (51, 53) and was ready to go.
For now, i just stapled it on the Zumo, as i didn’t make a dedicated backpack so far.
Whats also missing is a LiPo controler, that gives me some sort of feedback when the LiPo gets empty.
It seems that there is a battery-control built in/on the Zumo shield, but didn’t check it out.
For a first testride, check out this video: