The Ulysses Explorer is a mobile platform with multiple uses including but not limited too: rover, test platform for detectors in hazardous environment and area security. Add sensors, stream data back to any sort of system: smart phones, tablets, computer systems, social-media, call centers etc. It will stand guard on command, alerting the humans in it's care when hazards enter camp. In the more mundane world guard the bathroom door from intruders. See what it sees over time.

This project is solving the Sensor Yourself challenge.


A mobile sensor platform that provides a test platform for various sets of sensors, telemetry and communications to those whom matter most the humans. Creating sensors that will provide timely and advanced warning of person hazards can be hazardous to create and thus the Ulysses Explorer avoids the siren call of injury through miss adventure when field testing sensors.

Project Information

License: MIT license (MIT)

Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/alexmac131/Ulysses-Explorer-


Rover Base - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13141
Lidar - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13167
Hall Effect - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9312
Metal Detection - http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-metal-detector/


  • Alex Mackinnnon