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Megaman - is there room for one more? I'd like to join in as well...I recently purchased a bunch of parts from www.phenostream.com the scale of their building materials is really small (personally, I like small, but it may be too small for some).In terms of a gripper design, I have looked at http://www.budgetrobotics.com/shop/?shop=1&cat=135 and http://mivasecure.abac.com/bpatton/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RS&Product_Code=GKWOS&Category_Code=RPAM as simple ideas to copy... Parallax also sells one (http://www.parallax.com/detail.asp?product_id=28202), but seems mechanically "overengineered"
wood is a good material because it is easy to work with, but typically doesn't work well in small scale... I want to focus on something that is no bigger than 5" x 5" x 2" at the absolute most... One idea is for us to each take a slightly different approach to the mechanics and size, but try to stay consistent on overall architecture (that is, I can make one out of metal that i 3x4x2 and you could make one out of wood that is 12x12x8, but share a similar design, use the same electronics, same type of motor, same sensor arrangement, etc. Sound good?Should we continue this as an offline exercise, or is there value in having others read and follow our thought process? My vote is to keep going on this thread, but just want to check with you.
What do you want to achieve by making allmost the same robot but in different materials and sizes, what u mean about team if you each build your own robot? Anyhow if you both buy the same products and meet a really HUGE mistake/difficulty that cant be fixed u have both done something stupid
I don't think this is going to work for me... the size you want is too big for my personal taste, and I don't know Wiring programming language, just BASIC. Sorry... it was a good try, but best to find someone else. Thanks anyway,Steve