220 Monster - Project Overview
Sit back, relax and let the robot do the work. At the same time the grass becomes thick and lush due to the constant mowing. No more grass cuttings - sounds to good to be true..... and by the way you built it yourself...... A great talking point with friends as the mower travels past doing the work 😊
Fully autonomous robot lawn mower with TFT Touchscreen and Smartphone APP. The mower project includes the mower itself a boundary wire control station, smartphone APP, TFT Touchscreen interface and an optional charging station. A tip sensor shuts down the mower immediatley should the mower for whatever reason turn over.
The mower navigates within the boundary wire which is positioned (pinned) around the perimeter of the garden. Once the mower senses the perimeter wire, it stops reverses and moves off in a new direction. The mower also has 3 sonar sensors to detect objects in the mowers path. Once the mowers battery is exhausted, the mower uses the boundary wire to navigate itself back to the charging station. All this can be customised in the Arduino software or completely re-written to your personal preferences.
All these features can also be controlled via Smartphone and WiFi.
Commercial mowers with this specification cost upwards of 600€ ($680).
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Skills Required: 3D Printing, Arduino, Soldering electrical components, tapping screws, drilling.
Equipment Required: 3D Printer (or print service), PLA Material, Soldering Iron, Multi-meter, Computer/Laptop with Arduino Software (free), Various screwdrivers and Allen wrenches (M3), Wire strippers, M4, M5 taps, Hand Drill
Video of the 330 Mower and Little Monster Mower in action.
Mower 220 Monster Version
Mower coverage 300-500m²
Cut Width: 180mm
Printer Required: 220x220x200mm 3D Printer
220 Monster Lawn Mower STL's: Available Here:
Transmitter Housing STL's - Included in the STL Pack
Charging Station - Included in the STL Pack
ReP_AL 220 Monster Lawn Mower Dimensions
Chraging Station (included in the project files)
Mower Arduino Code:
The complete software for the Mower is running on Arduino. This is open source and can be modified by anyone. The software to run the mowers is free of charge and available on my Github site.
How to Build it?
The build and circuit wiring of the project is explained in the following pages. Step by step instructions will guide you through the construction and electrical wiring process. Browse the detailed build pages and you will see how the instructions can be followed by anyone with any build skill level. The makes section shows a selection of mowers already made.
The original electrical components can be bought here in this shop individually or as a package. Using the original electrical components makes the build process easier and ensures smooth communication with the software:
The Arduino code includes a full set of test programs to individually test the installed components and debug any mistakes during construction.
I am available with any questions about the build:
Need The 3D Parts Printed for You? :
Don't have a 3D printer or your print bed is too small : The parts can be ordered here in my shop
Which Mower To Build?
Here is a quick overview of the main specifications to select a mower