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Turpis the robot

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Photo_59.jpgPhoto_58.jpgPhoto_60.jpgAs I previously stated:I've been working on my robot, and I honestly feel like a doctor in a third world country, I'm short on everything. I've run out of glue sticks for my glue gun, my microcontroller was faulty, so I had to replace it, the bumper switches were about 10x smaller than they should be, I don't have the right battery pack (a 9v will fry it), the back is severely sagging, I have nothing to cut my metal, I could go on and on! I've decided to name my robot "Turpis", and I don't know if it will work or not. Quite frankly I'm worried. I'm still confused as to which wires go where. Fear not, I am not deterred. I won't be defeated by a mere Turpis.This little fella has been a huge pain in the you-know-what. I'm goint head over to Radioshack to get a better powerpack, but I hae a feeling that I put the wires in the wring places (like the feeling I got when mouser sent me the wrong transistors).My room is now a total mess, and I couldn't cut the metal I have to make a frame for the motors.

As you can see in the pic of the microcontroller, the top 2 wires on the left go to the left motor. The top 2 wires on the right go to the right motor. The bottom 2 wires on the left go to the left bumper switch, and the bottom 2 wires on the right go to the right bumper switch. I tried to follow the datasheet instructions, but it had one image of the motors going to the top, and another of bmper switches going to the same I/O pins! Here it is: http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/docs/AXE023.pdf

 

Now that I've imputed the code I would like to thank Fritsl for supplying it on node 87. Thanks Fritsl! 

 

Help appreciated,

 

 

Brennon Williams

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Thanks, I'll be sure to do that. I'm going to Radioshack today to pick up some parts.

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.... -Marianne Williamson

Do you know of a good site where I could get some metal sheets that don't cost too much?

 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.... -Marianne Williamson

Go to a hardware store. Sometimes they have metal pipes used for ventilation that you can cut apart and shape. MUCH cheaper than ordering something and paying shipping.
Metal snips?
They look like a pair of scissors, but they are used to cut thinner sheets of metal. They ar ehandy for cutting sheets of metal for motor brackets.

What other tools should I get to help cut, shape, etc?

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

Brennon 

I put wire cutter/stripper, hot glue gun (with glue sticks), needle nose plyers, metal snips, soldering iron, and spools of wire in my tool box. I'm sure there are other things I'm forgetting.

So, is there any way this thing will work? Believe me, I know I have a terrible chasis. I was going to buy better motors, but they were way too expensive, I've earned my lesson.

I've already seen sociatyofrobots.com, and it was sort of a starting point. 

I'm mainly worried if all the wires are placed correctly.

What are some good tools to buy?!

I need tons of help, and I'm not afraid to admit it. :(

 

Brennon 

Post a close up of your wiring and we can check it. Also take a picture of the board and help explain what component is where so we know what to look for.

no i think the thing that holds a robot together is ... Love.                   is what my mum would say!

you need guns rocket luanchers and the best thing is hot glue but not for metal. =)