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I have a bunch of lego technics lying around here, so I think that will do great. The problems: -How to get the mechanical power from my motors to a lego wheel/axle ...-How can I make the lego's hold my own batteries , motors, PCB's, ........... -Others problems I haven't thought of?I don't want to use lego NXT because it's kindof expensive, it limits me in my options to build anything I want, I want to make and design my own PCB's and circuitry.But I am thinking of buying some NXT motors on ebay or somewhere, and just use these motors. I can make those motors turn with my own circuitry too.What do you think of this?
Check out my Instructable for building my robot Walbot http://www.instructables.com/id/EXDGV5CF36FEUOP/?ALLSTEPS it might give you some ideas of what to do.
Have you heard of the $200 robot contest?
neat tricks to get legos to work non-lego motors and some helpful things to remember on how to create motor mounts out of legos and how to line the motors up to axle holes and such. Im not sure what you mean by getting legos to hold batteries, but if you can elaborate I might include it in the tutorial. Any other questions would be appreciated on legos so I can add their answers on the tutorial.
Yes those are the exact solutions i'm looking for (if I decide to use lego's).By holding batteries I mean holding a battery pack so it won't fall off. You could include this in your tutorial too, Just call it "how to hold items in their place".These items can be anything non-lego you want: cameras, sensors, battery packs, ...
ah beautiful! ill teach how to make a universal mount for everything non lego then, its a neat little combo of legos that do the trick Wink
Yes, that and how to line the motors up to axle holes are probably the most important issues for lego users.I can't wait 'till you write that tutorial.
Actually many times I've figured out its best to not line the motors up to axle holes, but it depends on the situation.
Yes what I am trying to do is:use any motor and servo I want,and attach it to a lego axle.And with that axle i can do what I want. (attach it to a wheel , ...)I think if you can integrate that in your tutorial, that would be the biggest succes.QuoteActually many times I've figured out its best to not line the motors up to axle holes, but it depends on the situation.I'm not sure what you mean with that.