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Iptuped Version 2


This is Version 2 of my Robot Iptuped.

Name

Iptuped Version2 is the name of my robot. It comes from a popular comericial in which the actor says" I Pick things up and put them down."

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What does it do?

It is programmed to be control by two joysticks and can pick things up and put them down.

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Materials

Wood/Wooden Dowels

HDPE

Servosx7(Hitec HS-311)

Picaxe 28x1

Wire

Glue

Legos/ Erector set parts

Miscellaneous Hardware(Screws, bolts etc)

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Tools

Drills( Cord and Cordless...doesnt really matter)

Skil Saw

Hand Saw

Sander(Not needed...i recycled some old wood and sanded off the paint)

Glue

Hot Glue Gun

Screw Driver

Plyers

Soldering Iron

Drill Bits

Other small tools

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Control Method

 

Old PlayStation 2 Controller

Hacked inside

Circuit Board

Perf Board Removed

Close Up

Wires soldering iron and lighter

Finished product

Finished Product

 

Connection to Picaxe

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Building the Robot

Base

Weights to hold down the robot.

Top of base and servo for rotation.

Shoulder

Shoulder...again

Arm

Arm

Top view of Arm

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The Finished Product

  

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The Gripper/Claw



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Problems

Servos at the shoulder arent strong enough. I would get stronger ones but i cannot afford two servos for $20-$50 each. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Possibly attaching some sort of springs mentined by Salvage. Thankyou Salvage.

I have 5 different things to control, elbow, shoulder, base rotate, claw rotate, and claw. But i only have 2 joysticks to control 2 of those. I could add another joystick but i dont think that there is room on the picaxe.

Base needs to be supported with a lazy susan bearing. I need to order one.

 

I would like to thhank everyone at LMR for there help especially Chris the Carpenter, Grog, Salvage Knightrider and everyone else who hellped me.

 Thanks for viewing.

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Ok i was thinking of those ideas but have had time to test them. And also i realized that it works ok when i have new batteries the other ones were dead. I need to get a rechargable battery pack soon.

Servos at the shoulder arent strong enough. I would get stronger ones but i cannot afford two servos for $20-$50 each. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

You are running all servos from 4 x 1.5V AA batteries. This is not recommanded as all the servos draw a lot of current. Get another power source. The 2 shoulder servos should have enough torque at 6V. Additional don't move the shoulder to much down, you can also use a spring or counter weight.

 

I have 5 different things to control, elbow, shoulder, base rotate, claw rotate, and claw. But i only have 2 joysticks to control 2 of those. I could add another joystick but i dont think that there is room on the picaxe.

Combine movements. Shoulder and forearm for example. Shoulder back, forearm more down etc. Or use both joysticks to control the turn table. Both joysticks to the left, table turn left, both joysticks to the right, turn table turn right, etc.

Thanks MarkusB...I heard about the eproom thing and that sounds like it would be pretty cool.

Good idea with the joysticks. I am planning something similar, storing different movements in an eeprom. I have an old RC Tx with pot joysticks.

If you need anyhelp look at the photos i took...pretty self explanitory. If you need more help just send me a message or comment or something and i can help you out.

Yea...the playstation setup is really easy. Just solder a few wires and your good. I will get a video up soon.

ok thanks

I'm very glad to see everything come together so well. I think that I'm going to take apart my old playstion controller to get that part you used. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see it in action.