Let's Make Robots!

OK, I have just given up making a balancing robot. Ever.

Making a balancing robot - or even dreaming of making one just lost it's appeal.. because I will never make anything like this.,

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Dan M's picture

I'm with Gabriel_f.  I would love to see the code.


Gabriel_f's picture

I'd love to see the algorithm that does the positioning. Must be some pretty fancy PID :)

why dont you make a tutorial on how to make this?

patrickmccabe's picture

He did not make this therefore a tutorial from him would not be possible.

TheTrustedOne's picture


Why would you give up, I dont think we ever talked much here, but I have alot of respect comming your way from you Candian brother. So here is the question, so how do I help to keep this dream alive?

fritsl's picture

Thanks for the kind words :) I am not sure what you ask me to do. Feel free to PM me, if it has not to do with the post of the balancing bot above.

Ro-Bot-X's picture

In the shout box you have challenged me to build such a robot, here is the deal, if you send me a Free 5 degree IMU and 3 stepper drivers, I'll build the robot. The robot will use 2 Arduinos, one as a motor controller, that will drive the 3 steppers, and the second Arduino will monitor the IMU and command the motor controller accordingly. I still have to put up the steppers, omniwheels, ball, Arduinos, chassis and lots of TIME. 


Any sponsors?

fritsl's picture

I am not sure why you think that I should send you the material to build a robot?

Ro-Bot-X's picture

Well, because it's easy to throw a challenge without thinking if the person you've challenged has the resources to face the challenge. Some people take it seriously. Finding the resources to get all the other parts for me is challenging more than enough, I thought we should share the effort since you're the one who is morally pushing. So, I am challenging you back to help me build this "near impossible to do" robot by sponsoring some parts.

Or, we are both kidding and take this as it was supposed, a joke.

fritsl's picture

Well, if everyone thought that because I tried to inspire people to build robots, I should also pay for them, I would have to sell my house - alone for the Start Here robot.

I am almost offended by your logic, and if you think it is easy to inspire people, then why don't you, and I will then get inspired and ask you for money.. but hey.. Bottom line; No, I am not going to pay you.