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MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« on: May 31, 2008, 02:13:45 PM »
This was my very second robot, named Pikachu, that I entered into MOBOT 2003. The video starts off showing what it looks like, followed by a big Pikachu thing on top of it as it goes down the course.

Pikachu used a CMUcam and a Cerebellum (PIC16F877) microcontroller.

The reason it failed on the hills was mainly a result of having poor speed control. Plus, I sucked at making robots back in 2003 . . .

[youtube]yYvNmcruMHo[/youtube]


This is Hex, the first hexapod robot to attempt the MOBOT course.

It was built by my friends Pras and Rich, and uses my CMUcam code from my Pikachu robot.

[youtube]NYPlhHtfYRM[/youtube]


This is Pikachu IV, a simple photoresistor line follower robot that I entered into MOBOT 2006 at CMU.

Its fully documented here with source code:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_pikachu4_mobot_2006.shtml

[youtube]NcqrWFTT90Q[/youtube]

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Re: MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 02:44:57 PM »
How did you mount the standoffs to the sides of that thick hdpe on pikachu IV?

I bought the metal standoffs from radio shack and the screws are too short to mount to 1/4" thick hdpe.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102848&cp=&sr=1&origkw=standoff&kw=standoff&parentPage=search

obvious thought was to get longer screws, but going to hardware stores, I have been unable to find ones that fit.


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Re: MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 04:25:37 PM »
I simply drilled holes into the plastic, and then screwed the spacers into the holes.

The holes were drilled to I think .106" diameter, and the 4-40 spacers (1/4" long screw) I used were more like .116". It self-threaded really easily.

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Re: MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 05:03:25 PM »
i'm confused....

My standoffs have short screws at both ends.

Are yours not like that?



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Re: MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 05:16:13 PM »
Mine looks like this. The bottom has a screw coming out. The top has a threaded hole so that I can put a screw into it.


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Re: MOBOT 2003 and 2006 videos
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 05:19:23 PM »
ahhhh its all clear to me now. Yeah I just saw some of those on sparkfun.

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=126



LOL, I can't believe I hadn't thought of getting different standoffs before.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2008, 05:20:51 PM by pomprocker »

 


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