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Offline nadoggggTopic starter

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Help For science fair robot
« on: February 03, 2009, 09:52:17 PM »
I am making a solar powered robot for the science fair... only problem, I dont know how to make one. It would be great if you could make a tutorial on solar powered robots. Id like it to be cheap, but the hardest part is I have to make the robot by Feb. 26

Thank you!

-Nadogggg
« Last Edit: February 04, 2009, 09:18:06 PM by nadogggg »

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 10:11:50 PM »
Do you have any experience with electronics?
Do you have any parts?

Do some searches for BEAM robots and think about something like that.
Maybe look at something like : http://www.solarbotics.com/products/k_ss/

It's a bit much to ask for a tutorial for this in time for you to actually build it by 2/26 unless you mean 2010....

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 10:31:40 PM »
lol

ya I was thinking that.......... Maybe I should just custom build it. This would be my first robot and I guess I can just ask for help if I need it. Im thinking about making it an RC just to save time. I wonder how much it would cost....

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 10:33:56 PM »
oooooooh! I like that kit :D

but I was hoping to make it on my own....:(  ahhh decision time!!

I hate decisions....

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 10:35:19 PM »
You should start out with that kit because it is your first robot. Once you built the kit and understand how it works, you can build an improved one that is better than the kit.

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 10:41:09 PM »
cool. Kay, so should I build it for the science fair???

Is that robot RC?? I think it would be easier if it was RC. Maybe I can tweak it to make It RC....... Does anyone know how to do that???

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 10:48:37 PM »
Don't build it for the science fair, too easy. After you built it modify it a little bit (bigger solar cells? new chassis?) and put that in the science fair.

Also making it RC is basically making it "dumber" and also will draw a lot more power so you'll need more and more solar cells. Just keep it autonomous

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 10:53:51 PM »
ok.

Well, I guess I should Add A switch to start it. OK. First, I guess ill order the kit (wonder when it will get here...) , Post my results and ask if I should make it better and how.

thanks for your help!!

Ill post as soon as I build the robot!

-Nadogggg

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 08:30:51 PM »
nadogggg, please read this before posting again:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=1480.0

You broke like 5 rules in a single post :P

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Re: QUESTION FOR ADMIN P.S. NEED ANWSER SOON
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 09:10:59 PM »
oh. Thanks :P

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Help on Science Fair Project
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 09:17:19 PM »
there: I changed the post.

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009, 07:59:38 PM »
finished the robot.

and... my science fair is tomorrow lol

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2009, 08:04:31 PM »
It is agaisnt the law to post that you have finished something but have no pictures.

Post pictures!!!!!  :D

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2009, 10:43:55 PM »
lol

kk

just a sec.....


ummmm..... its not working

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 10:45:06 PM »
/Users/nathan/Desktop/DSCN0714.JPG

is all it does

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 04:39:44 AM »
how big is the file? and do you know how to attach? if it doesnt work you can send em to me and ill upload them for you.
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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2009, 08:21:03 AM »
Click 'Additional Options...' and then browse to attach your image.

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Re: Help For science fair robot
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009, 04:50:19 PM »
if the file is too big open it in paint and save it as a .gif
it brings the size down
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