Let's Make Robots!

mistakes

Things that drive you mad!

Have you ever been stuck on a problem for hours or even days and then find that the answer was so simple?

I would like to make a collection of robot tips and tricks for when you get stuck. A list you can look at of all the stupid things you might have done. Hopefully by creating this list then in the future when you get stuck on a problem that just doesn't make sense you can read through it and solve your problem in just a few minutes.

How not to steer

 

I recently hacked some servos for fun, and wound up with a servo that could only turn 90 degrees. This seemed like a good candidate to use as a steering servo. I had never tried steering with a servo, but I'd seen it done. How hard could it be?

I started with my two servo-hacked, brainless gear motors with attached wheels, which I had hot glued together with a battery pack for testing.