Depth sensor

I have finally made a decision on the sensor and ordered the Intel RealSense D435 Depth Camera! I also found high-quality CAD models of the whole D400 series here: Production CAD Files for Intel RealSense D400 Series.

After importing into Fusion 360 and adding a touch of texturing, I added it to the robot model to show a sense of scale. It needs a 3D printed mount to be properly attached to the top of the front body; or better yet, a re-design of the front bumper to integrate the camera inside it, giving an unobstructed forward-facing view.

The camera will be controlled by PC/laptop for now, but will later need to be controlled by a beefier on-board controller.

Sensor mount

The mount will be made with some standard Bioloid parts and 2 additional AX-12 servo motors. Here is the current concept:

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