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Offline CyntroxTopic starter

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Another first robot
« on: June 22, 2011, 07:00:51 PM »
Hello everybody. Introducing my first robot :P

Since I just made my robot not crash into walls, I figured I'd make an appearance on this site, since I'd been using it for a long time anyways.

It's sort-of based on the beginner robot here, and a little bit on the letsmakerobots.com beginner robot.







It's got a chassis made out of part polymorph granules, part rubber band and part "borrowed" chopsticks.

It's got a 9v battery to run the uC and 5 1.2v batteries to run the motors.

It's based on an Atmega168. An old schematic (not including the servo and IR sensor) can be found here.

I guess I will do some more improvements on this before moving on to something else - for example, the QRT-1A IR sensor I'm using doesn't seem to have quite the range I'm looking for.

Any comments on the design are welcomed :)
« Last Edit: June 22, 2011, 11:51:26 PM by Cyntrox »

Offline madsci1016

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Re: Another first robot
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 07:14:54 PM »
Good job!

And here's your video because it didn't link properly in your post.


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Re: Another first robot
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 07:18:02 PM »
Thanks, and fixed :P

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Re: Another first robot
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 09:56:20 PM »
Nice use of shapelock there! I have the same motors that you do but I have been puzzling about how to mount them to things. You solved my problem, im gonna break open my old bag of polymorph again  ;D

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Re: Another first robot
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 10:23:15 PM »
Hah, I didn't expect anyone to actually take inspiration from my little 'bot... Awesome! ;D

I just heated the polymorph and sort of pressed it against the motors 'till they got the right shape, then I attached them to the main body by using a lighter. You can see the burn marks :P

 


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