Let's Make Robots!

Fritsl first robot creation


Chasis completed. it was constructed from a low weight holow plastic from my pool deck fence its very lightweight and strong at the same time  new video up!!! 
http://s517.photobucket.com/albums/u335/adem70/?action=view&current=MOV00191.flv

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I like the new chasis ! Very nice. ...is that ducktape on your wires =)
yes it is duct tape couldnt find my electrical tape =\ but the new chasis is very nice light weight and very strong

Cool! :D

Funny video, you get to see peoples homes from alternative perspecites :)

You want to discover heat shrinking plastic tubes for your wires. I was using tape like you, problem is that it "Get's old" - that heat shrinking stuff will make your day, I only whish somebody told me!

PVC tube! Perfect roboteer material!
the chasis is my next project for it i was thinking of a type of rounded one that covered everything with a slit for the sensor anybody have any clue on possible parts for it?
Think I've seen a robot body made out of a red plastic coffee container. And out if a green plastic pumpkin candy container. And out of a disposable sandwich container. And a metal candy tin. And a bicycle helmet. And salad bowls,
you make a good point, the materials you use to create your body are virtually limitless

Like a big bucket around it?!

 Take a look at this. Its a clear plastic, you're probably interested in something a bit more opaque though.

 They have a section on how to make the platform I dont know how much they mention.

http://members.cox.net/rbirac2/Ebot/Ebottop.htm

 look up a plastics place in your area and give them a call they could offer you some suggestions as well.

 Be careful with that slit also. You'd want to extrude the sensor/reciever all the way out so it doesnt bounce at all against your chasis. the ultra sound isnt a straight line theyre big soundwaves. You can look through the robots. There was one project where they mounted the sensor/receiver on the top of an antenae. you could simply  push them to be a big more telescopic!?

Looking good, glad to have been some help if you didnt figure it out before hand!

Looks kinda like a bunny more than a bug though =) with those zip ties sticking out like they are and the gms out the back!

 Now you can move on and build a chasis or something more advanced! =)

ive figured it out its exactly as godtripp has said.. everything works perfectly now thanks for all you help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXB57DSIITg video of it in action