DC motor question
July 29, 2009
I was walking through Lowes the other day, and found this great trash can that looked like a robot to me. I was able to pick it up for super cheap!! What I want to do is add two DC motors to the bottom and a caster wheel. I want to make this robot carry my books around school for me. I am lugging more text book weight than I ever did in the Army with my ruck sac. My physics book alone is killer.
Where could I find some DC motors and wheels that do not cost a fortune that would be able to go on this, and carry the weight? I like the ones I saw on Parallax ( http://www.parallax.com/Store/Accessories/MotorServos/tabid/163/CategoryID/57/List/0/Level/a/ProductID/507/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName%2cProductName ) but those cost more than what I want to spend for this project.
I would like to make this "follow me" but I am not sure how to go about that yet with the Arduino. So my backup plan is to possibly embed a remote into the strap of my backpack.
My books will go on the inside of this. I was thinking I could power this with one of my 12v Vespa scooter batteries.