Crazy (or not) idea: Butler Bot
February 23, 2012
NOW THAT I HAVE PICTURES, I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS INTO A ROBOT PROJECT - http://letsmakerobots.com/node/31415 THIS BLOG WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED
So today I started drawing up plans for a very simplistic "butler" type robot. It would have a base with 4 continuous rotation servos, and an omni wheel attached to each, making it very mobile. On the base would be a wooden support with a tray on top for putting food and stuff. It would be controlled via IR, and I could possibly add some sensors later. Let's say you're in the kitchen preparing drinks, you could put them on the tray when you're done and then use the remote to guide it to the table and let the happy drinkees unload it. It was inspired partially by Fritsl's Partybot, which you can find here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23453
Anyways, I was worried that the tall support and wooden tray would be too much for some cheap continuous rotation servos, and I didn't have parts to make a base. However, I do have access to all my dad's scrap wood. So I decided to make some use out of my MAEP (go check it out if you haven't: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/30979). I've started working on the butler tray, I've found the perfect pieces to use. I'm pretty anxious to get working on it right now, so I'm gonna leave. Keep an eye out though, I'll have more updates coming soon (and maybe some pictures!).
Now with video! I don't have too much to say, just watch the vid ;)