August 26, 2010
While waiting for my parts I used my free time to learn Google SketchUp (just realised it sounds like Ketchup).
It is really REALLY easy!!!
Anyways, my plan is to make a servant for me, that would fetch me drinks and other stuff once in a while.
As You can see from the photo below it has picaxe28x1, xbee module, sd21 servo controller (I was too lazy to make it 3d), SRF05, robotic arm and etc..
Got a few questions for You mates:
1. Are 4 AA rechargables enough for all these parts to work swiftly?
2. Do I still have to change the baud rates or invert signals or do anything similar for the xBee modules, if I am using Adafruit Adapter ?
3. Would this kind of robotic arm, in Your opinion, (made of the cheapest chineese micro servos) lift a can of soda (like this one)? I'll try to do the maths myself, but it looks very challenging.