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Offline zephyrmancerTopic starter

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Cell Phone Chassis/Battery
« on: April 27, 2008, 04:16:18 AM »
Hey all, new user here =)

I've been delving into robotics for a few years now. Started out with some fun BEAM projects, made a bunch, then progressed to using Basic Stamp. Anyhow, I'm currently designing a Robot, nothing special, just basically a Light Follower. However, this is the first robot I've designed. I've made plenty, but all from schematics.

I have a good idea as to how it will work, but I had a pretty specific question; has anyone used a cell phone as a chassis or used a cell phone battery in a robot? This phone I have, my old one, is a Cingular Samsung something the rather. I always liked this phone because of it's enormous charge. Seemed to go on forever =P I don't really know it's amperage, but it dishes out 3.7 volts.

What you guys think? Plausible? Or would the voltage be too little?

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Re: Cell Phone Chassis/Battery
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 08:33:38 AM »
3.7 volts is not a lot for a motor... I think that is where you will run into problems..

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Re: Cell Phone Chassis/Battery
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 05:34:44 PM »
Yeah, I've been running some tests and I think I'll need two batteries ='( It runs the motors I'm using, but very weakly. Looking at running two of them together =P That voltage will do well!

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Re: Cell Phone Chassis/Battery
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 02:39:22 PM »
A cell phone sounds like a neat idea, and people have asked about it many times before (search for more info), but in reality using a cell phone is a fairly bad idea . . .

Using a microcontroller designed for the job would be much easier and have many more options/features available.

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Re: Cell Phone Chassis/Battery
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2008, 02:45:43 PM »
some of the gearboxes w/ motor from pololu (and esspecially the tape player motors) work very well on 3V.
Check out my homepage for in depth tutorials on microcontrollers and electronics.

 


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