Let's Make Robots!

My first robot

Avoids objects, recognizes objects, and more. Breaks

Newest Update:

Oh my, its been a long time. Well, I'm finally back to programming the little guy after many hours of trial and error. Unfortunantly, he had a bit of a fall and broke one of his power switches and popped off his treads, but thats easy enough to fix, so I hope to have another video of him taking on the living room soon. 

 

 Pictures and a video.

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UPDATE: Mounting the components (old)

I have started to mount all the components. Here are some pictures:

 

 

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Treads. They have finnally been added to the robot.It can now move from place to place like a good little robot.

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Here is the screen, and here is one of the Sharp sensors. Wheres the other one you ask? Wait and see.

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Closeup of the sensor. 

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Side veiw of the treads. See those gold colored things? Plated titanium.

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Switches. 2 out of the 3 have been installed. The last one will be a reset pushswitch. For when it tries to take over the world. Or more specificly my living room.

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Closeup.

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Why, whats that? Its the second sensor. Mounted and angled to look for ledges. Notice the mounting brackts for the tread system.

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The mounting system for the bottom two idlers allows me to easily and quickly both adjust the tension on the treads and move the place ment of the individual wheels and over all tread placement. I have already worked out the best setup t distribute the weight effectivly. 

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Here is a closeup.

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closeup of the sensor

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top veiw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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i said on this site. I dont see any on this SITE. :p

you crushed my dreams :p. Oh well.

http://letsmakerobots.com/files/userpics/u2178/IMG_8154.jpg - floating!!!??!!

 

How can you say that doesnt look floating!?!? I know its attatched to that green stem, but it doesnt look like it at all!!

 

floating~~~~

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now that I look at it, it does look like its floating! lol.
Have you thought about how you're going to power all those servos? You will need to use a seperate 4.8-6V battery pack or something. If you just try and run them off a 5V 1A regulator then the regulator will probably fry and all the electronic noise will probably cause your processor to reset. Here are some ideas. It looks like you have a 6 cell battery holder so I recommend the third circuit down using NiMh batteies and some 1N5408 3A diodes.
also, thanks for the recomendation.
Good luck, look forward to seeing the final product :-)

Me too. Cant wait for the rest of my order to arrive

 

I am actually going to use a seperate power source for the servos, I just didnt show the battery pack in any ofthe photos. :)
Wait, why need so many servos for a "first" bot?