Let's Make Robots!

Are you good at something like Google Sketchup?


I'm working on next gen Start Here robot, and I could use your help.

rik told me that .. well, let me quote him here:

And: I made a few suggestions. My best one is adding one or two sketches of the intended robot or half-robot. Kinda like a preview or a psychic premonition. "This is what we are now working towards.¨ That's why it must not be a photo, but a rough sketch of diagram. It will also "teach" that it is OK when the end result changes a lot from the intended design.

I think he may be right: It'd be nice for the very beginner to easily understand the basic physical appearence of the robot: Imagine being all confused about wires, sensors, batteries etc - and then there's the strange steering, wtf?

So, if you can, it'd be a great help to see a (3D) sectch, in which these parts are illustrated in one color, perhaps blue:

    •    Wheels
    •    Servo
    •    Motor
    •    Sensor

These are what needs to be in pretty much same places as in my example. But the ..

    •    Batteries
    •    Speaker
    •    Prints

- can be anywhere, and so they can be drawn in another color - perhaps semi-transparent in red?

Everything can just be made with rough boxes, simple style (well, the wheels should be round, I guess) - but the purpose of the illustration is to let the very newbee understand what is "mechanical needs", and what can be "up to your own design".

If you can do this, it'd be a great help!

I am in the process of re-writing the text, and I am expecting a test-bundle by mail, so I can make new pictures - basically make a new robot, the "go-live-version" - and we could work together :)

Slideshow of BETA robot here


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... Blender 

How soon do you need it?

ASAP - like everything in this project :)

... has more time than me :P

...however you being 3 hours "in the future" (timezone) played against your availability last night :) While you were probably near your bedtime I had still 2-3hours left before that so that I could sketchup while shamelessly watching cartoons and stuff at the same time :P

P.S. - I'm not usely very effective at managing time, but last night I was ok :P