Are you good at something like Google Sketchup?
November 13, 2012
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:
These are what needs to be in pretty much same places as in my example. But the ..
- 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 :)