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Mech-Stryker

Competes in Mech Warfare

Since Mike posted about his mech I thought maybe I should just go ahead and do the same.

I have been working on this robot in my spare time for several months now. I was hoping to have it ready for Robogames, unfortunatly due to several circumstances beyond my control it will not be ready in time. 

Here is a little overview of what I have done so far and what I hope to accomplish in the near future.

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Basically the frame is completed. I still have to mount the guns and camera on top, but I am waiting on parts before that can be accomplished.

RIght now the hold up is a lack of an adequate control system. I am currently using the CM-5 which comes with the Bioloid ki, but this does not allow me to remotely control Stryker and also does not provide power for the gun motors.

 Here are a few more pics of my progress so far. I have not had a chance to takea video of it yet, but as soon as I do I will post.

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THose are some very strong / expensive servos, no? Video?
These servos are pretty good, but not the strongest ones for robotis. If my memory serves me correctly they are about $45 each. These servo are a step above other servos. Unlike standard servos these are on a network. Each servo has an address and can send status packets back to the controller. You can also preset certain things on the servos, such as thermal shutdown, and rotation limits.

i think their from a trossen kit or something like it.

edit: the very very strong ones.

Trossen sells them, as do some others. It's from the Robotis Bioloid line of robot kits. I'm surprised I haven't shorted out a keyboard from drooling on it over these yet...

Does anyone know if this was that servo shown in the video where it like broke chicken bones and pills? That servo was crazy.

Same company, different servo. I think that was the RX-64 with 888 oz*in (64 kg*cm) of torque in the video. There's an even meaner one, the EX-106, with damn near enough torque to behead someone 1,166 oz-in/84 kg-cm @ 14.8v (1,471 oz-in/106 kg-cm @ 18.5V) and a price tag to match ($500 a pop).

92 pounds of force? : O
Beautifully machined parts, looks good. In one pic, there appears to be rollers on the feet. Were you thinking of doing something like the Roller Walker ?
THe little round things were supposed to be feet. They are just little rubber balls. I had seen them used on another robot, and thought I would try them out on my bot. I have given up on using them for the moment. I am working on another  foot design that should be a little better.