SCUTTLE Robot – how much power does it use? About 7w.

SCUTTLE Project: I run a quick test for idle and driving of the robot and check the current and wattage consumption. Then I show some hand calculations about the maximum drive time for the robot. It’s reasonable to expect 6 hours of mixed driving + idling. If you add more features such as lidar (ours uses 4w) this will have a large impact. This test uses raspberry pi but it’s similar with Beaglebone.