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Dan M's picture

It looks like the project is coming together. :-)

 

Junkster's picture

15 years old, working for 3 months and creating an autonomous bot, that's what i call awesome.

Gearmadness's picture

Thank you very much I do like the compliment. Your scanner looks nice to that is something that really blew my mind.

ignoblegnome's picture

Welcome to LMR and to hobby robotics. This looks like a very nice project. I can't wait to see your progress and the finished robot too.

Gearmadness's picture

Glad to hear that.

ericteuh's picture

You can replace the "tires" rubber band by "O" ring gasket like that

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&biw=1600&bih=793&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=O+ring+gasket&oq=O+ring+gasket&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24.4636.6133.0.6495.7.7.0.0.0.0.50.322.7.7.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.OKJT2Ci6_O8

that can be more efficient on the floor, and also more aesthetic

Gearmadness's picture

That is a good idea thank you.

Dan M's picture

Powdercoating sounds extreme. Unless you work in a shop that does powdercoating, I would not think that was a good idea.

First robots tend to have lots of errors or things that need changed between concept, design, and build, so it is better to make them from cheap materials. After your design is working well, then mount it in a better housing if you wish.

 

ericteuh's picture

I am not agree with you, he can do powder coating now if he has already completely thought his project, design and engeniiring.

May be the external design is the major point of his concept ?!  The challenge is to feet everything inside.

Dan M's picture

Of course, he can do what he wishes.

As you notice, I said that *I* would not think it a good idea, as I was concerned with unneeded cost, but he later said he had a friend that would do the powdercoating for free. That does make a big difference.

He also had said that he had only been in robotics for 3 months. To me this said the possibility of needed changes was greater since everything in a subject cannot normally be learned in only 3 months.

Take industry for example. Even the largest car company that has been making cars for decades, does not turn out a new model straight out of the mind of an engineer. They turn out designs, check them repeatedly for errors, and build a prototype model. If that all looks good, then they put money into turning out machines and dies and robotic programs that will build the finished models.

 

(and sorry, but I am not sure what "feet everything inside" means.)