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kariloy's picture

Way to go Drew \o/ Congrats \o/

birdmun's picture

May we have some more up close pics of your bot? I would really like to see some more details.

drewtoby's picture

Thanks kariloy and birdmun! However, my shield was killed right after my 1st run (I wanted it to go faster, so I added 8 volts on top of the 9, taking it to the edge of what the arduino could handle, as well as the shield). Unfortunately, it died and I had to solder on a new h-bridge/wires directly to the H-bridge so I could show the judges my debugging program. I should have a new one built soon enough though!

drewtoby's picture

Unfortunately, I did not win the award, as Honda seemed to looking more at the drive train of the robot and not as much at the programming/electronics. I think this is why altapowderdog had his large sumo nominated but not his small sumo: the small sumo being undefeated and large one loosing every round.

However, it is still an honor to be nominated by Honda at the NRC for innovation! I plan on sticking with robots!

Maxhirez's picture
Nice work! In regards to what JerZ said, you do know that you can edit the ratsnest in fritzing, right?
drewtoby's picture

Yup, its just that this PCB was the exact one I used on my robot at the contest. My 1st manufactured and working PCB! I may go back and correct it, or may leave it as is.

JerZ's picture

That is one crazy looking PCB.