1.1 Parts List and Hours Spent


PARTS LIST

 

So here's a list of parts used for my robot starting at the joystick control, then to computer control, and moving onto teleoperation.


 Joystick Control:

ZipZaps or Microz GT car...     ...$9.99

      - NOTE!!!! The ZipZaps and Microz GT series has been discontinued. The new series is called XMODS, and is supposedly 100%                  compatible with ZipZaps RC cars. The previous series can still be purchased on ebay.                                              

Wireless Camera of your choice...     ...Price varies 

Solarbotics GM3 Gear Motors...     ...$5.75 each                                         

Solarbotics GM Series Plastic Wheels...     ...$3.25  

GM3/GM9 Motor Bracket...     ...$1.35 each

22... Gauge wire (3 rolls)...     ...$6.59             

2 Pin 0.100" Molex female Housings with contacts...     ...$0.20 each   

.001" Pin Header Row (36 pins)...     ...$2.31

 Castor Wheel...     ...Prace Varies

 9V Snap Connector...     ...$0.68        

 3V Battery Holder...     ...$1.80    

 #2 Sized Screws and nuts...     ...$2.50             

 Plywood...     ...Price Varies

 Total: $44.97 (Excluding hardware parts) plus camera of choice.

 

Computer Control:

Included with the previous parts...

PICKit 1...     ...$36

BASICStamp 2 Board of Education...     ...$69.99

Note: You only require one of these two MCU kits

Total: BS2...     ...$114.94

         PICKit 1...     ...$80.97

 

Optional:

5V Voltage regulator...     ...$0.66

Another 9V Snap Connector...  

Solderless breadboard...      ...$7.99

6V Battery Holder...     ...$2.64

220uF Capacitor...     ...$0.42

Something useful in Breadboard Prototyping


Teleoperation:

Still to come...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOURS SPENT

So Here are the hours I spent building this robot. The time you take will likely be less because I've already done much of the designing for you, and all you have to do is throw together the pieces (figuratively, not literally of course =P) while following my instructions.


****NOTE****: These numbers are due to change at any time.


Contemplation and Research: 35 Hours

Designing: 20 Hours

Mechanical Assembly: 10 Hours

Electrical assembly: 9 hours (due to change)

Documentation: 20 Hours (due to change)


Total hours (up to date): 92 Hours