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Offline macdad-Topic starter

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Your usual first robot
« on: October 23, 2010, 12:17:16 PM »
Finally finished my scratch-built/junk bot(After 4 years!), only due to having to find the motors and parts. It's your usual line-following robot, partially designed by me, partially designed off of Sandwich from "Robot Building for Beginners". With a slelack finish!  8)

I've made several improvements to it:
  • Auto Adjusting Headlights via a PNP Transistor and CdS Photocell
  • Lighter, yet still capable Motors - 2x Maxon RE Max
  • High Amp Drive Transistors(8A) - Guess their overkill for two 400mA Motors, but had them lying around.
  • Noise Reduction Caps

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Offline galannthegreat

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Re: Your usual first robot
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 08:21:03 PM »
Nice 'bot there.
Kurt

Offline Oller125

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Re: Your usual first robot
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 03:26:31 AM »
Lol it's not exactly fast, is it? but still a nice 'bot! :)

Offline macdad-Topic starter

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Re: Your usual first robot
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 02:37:44 PM »
Lol it's not exactly fast, is it? but still a nice 'bot! :)

Thanks, the velocity of it was 0.21 m/s(0.69 ft/s). I wouldn't know a fast bot, since this is my first one.  8)

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Re: Your usual first robot
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 08:33:16 AM »
Ah the line follower: The PRINT "HELLO WORLD" of robotics ;D

Nice work! Those Maxon motors sound lovely! :)

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Re: Your usual first robot
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 02:32:42 PM »
Ah the line follower: The PRINT "HELLO WORLD" of robotics ;D

Nice work! Those Maxon motors sound lovely! :)

Thank you, as a note you should definitely check Ebay for motors, thats how I got these maxon motors  8)

 


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