March 8, 2009
So the Mighty Bot challenge (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4979) got me wondering about the mechanical performance of my Qwerkbot project. It's not been optimised in any way for the task, and has no hope of winning, but maybe it's interesting for comparative purposes!
Qwerkbot weighs in at around 3lbs and is powered by a 7.2V racing pack. In the video it slowly shoves a pot of potatoes (total weight 3.5lb) the requisite metre- conveniently all the flat workspace I could find!
If you're really attentive, you might be able to spot I've added a speaker; also that the camera/sensor pan-tilt unit is shaking about worryingly, so I'm off to tighten that up...
|In the red corner: QwerkBot weighs about 3 pounds.||559.27 KB|