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robot vacuum cleaners
« on: November 13, 2006, 05:03:05 PM »
Ok I will admit its not that fun to watch robots vacuum rice . . . but for those building a robot vacuum these videos could potentially be very useful . . .

These videos were filmed at Atlanta Hobby Robot Club's Robot Rally 2006 (by someone else, not me).

James Hudak's vacuum bot Round 1:


Frank Borowiec's vacuum bot Round 1:


Dale Heatherington's vacuum bot Round 1:


Len Burleson's vacuum bot Round 1:


Bob Baxter's vacuum bot Round 2:


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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007, 04:41:56 PM »
i am thinking of making a vacuum robot but cannot think of a suitable way of making suction for the vacuum, have you got any ideas ??

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 12:37:18 PM »
how bout using a handheld vacuum cleaner? :P

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007, 01:01:34 PM »
hmmm thats a possibility i suppose, i thought of that, but i wanted to design and build a new method myself, do you think this would be too hard???

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 01:53:42 PM »
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hmmm thats a possibility i suppose, i thought of that, but i wanted to design and build a new method myself, do you think this would be too hard???
i think that building a robot is more fun than building a vacuum cleaner :P

afterall, you will still need to hack the vacuum cleaner to be microcontroller controlled . . .

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 10:22:41 AM »
This is like one of the minigames in Wario Ware where you have to collect paper with a remote controlled roomba
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007, 12:29:28 PM »
What kind of theese motor controllers would u recommend for a medium robot with strong motors?: http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/#motocon
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2007, 01:42:58 PM »
sotu this ain't your thread. ask this question in the "does size matter" thread.
it all depends on how much power the motor uses. so check that out and then buy what you need
« Last Edit: April 18, 2007, 01:36:19 PM by ed1380 »
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2007, 02:28:24 PM »
What kind of theese motor controllers would u recommend for a medium robot with strong motors?: http://www.pololu.com/products/pololu/#motocon


OMG! THATS SO STUPIDLY RUDE!
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007, 07:42:13 AM »


OMG! THATS SO STUPIDLY RUDE!

Rude? why?
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2007, 01:35:49 PM »
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sotu this ain't your thread. ask this question in the "does size matter" thread.
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2007, 03:15:25 PM »


OMG! THATS SO STUPIDLY RUDE!

Rude? why?

Okay. Why don't you think before you post.
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2007, 07:14:37 AM »
Ok, look like u guys have made some rules here...i haven't read any rules from admin says: u cant post ure own questions on others thread!
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2007, 11:33:34 AM »
Its not a rule specific to this thread, its a general internet rule. Its like when two people are having a conversation, and a third breaks in, interrupting them, to talk about something completely unrelated.

Its not a rule, its just common courtesy...

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2007, 12:00:21 PM »
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Ok, look like u guys have made some rules here...i haven't read any rules from admin says: u cant post ure own questions on others thread!
you also cant make posts that are typed by your cat (just to make sure I got that one covered) :P

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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2007, 12:43:29 PM »
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Ok, look like u guys have made some rules here...i haven't read any rules from admin says: u cant post ure own questions on others thread!
you also cant make posts that are typed by your cat (just to make sure I got that one covered) :P
cat?
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2007, 01:47:03 PM »
sarcasm, joke, just joshing with you, pulling your leg, etc.
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Re: robot vacuum cleaners
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2007, 04:58:23 PM »
Oh ok, started to wonder there for a sec.. :P
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