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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2008, 08:03:03 PM »
Hi guys, well it took me moths to order the stuff xD
I was busy this last semester of high school.
Anyway, I've ordered all the parts to build it.
Expect them to arrive May 21th.
I'll keep you updated d=

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2008, 09:28:17 PM »
Parts have arrived! =D
Now I need to buy:
- Soldering iron
- Batteries and charger
- Solder roll
- Multimeter
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2008, 03:28:29 PM »
Wheels have been built

I did go garbage seeking as admin suggested d=


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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2008, 06:34:25 PM »
OK, the robot chassis has been made d=
I cut a 3" x 6" rectangle of foam board. I also used a water bottle as the tutorial says.



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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2008, 09:06:10 PM »
So, any thoughts or suggestions?
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2008, 08:51:43 AM »
mmmm

look for a cooler chassis once the robot works,

use parts and cases that are just lying around....
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2008, 10:20:11 AM »
mmmm

look for a cooler chassis once the robot works,

use parts and cases that are just lying around....
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2008, 12:11:15 PM »
Yea my goal for the $50 Robot was to make a chassis extremely cheap and easy, requiring almost no tools.

Its to get people started.

But I expected no one to settle for my design, and hoped everyone would quickly upgrade after understanding the basics . . .

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2008, 01:14:45 PM »
Hey guys, sorry for not posting in a long time...
I'm still building it but I came to a problem. I think I screwed it up when soldering. I'd post pics but all come blurry...I don't know why my camera is a piece of shit.
Anyway, I'll try to take one shot as clear as possible.

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2008, 07:39:16 PM »

Here is it...
I soldered 2 rows together...=S

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2008, 08:01:10 PM »
Here a very big resolution
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2008, 11:35:18 PM »
So is it way to screwed? =S

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2008, 06:15:54 AM »
You need to use a solder sucker or some solder mop to get rid of the excess.
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2008, 06:41:38 AM »
So is it way to screwed? =S

not at all, this happens all the time

follow hazzer's advice

you can use a solder sucker , desoldering wick, or even just melt the solder and while its melted push off the excess solder with a dentist pick or something
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2008, 10:39:39 AM »
Thanks a lot guys!!!  ;D

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2008, 10:56:37 AM »
looks good so far!

i still need to post up pics of mine.

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2008, 11:31:32 PM »
OK guys I'm back at building this robot, I halted this project due to lack of knowledge and motivation. I entirely focused on bodybuilding (on vacation). So now that college has begun I have bought better tools, I was gifted soldering practice equipment (like 50 resistors for free lol and 2 boards)
Tomorrow will restart work on it ;)

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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2008, 10:58:44 PM »
screw it i can't solder to save my life...
I'll try breadbording it.
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Re: My $50 Robot
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2008, 06:01:33 AM »
Progress!!   :D
After hours of analyze, searching and asking, I finally broke trough.





NOTE: The long wires are for the programmer.

I still need to add more stuff and build the sensors, modify the servos for continuous rotation or maybe use the ones I got on the sumobot.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 06:16:05 AM by izaktj »

 


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