go_away

Author Topic: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder  (Read 2504 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pomprockerTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
$50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« on: February 22, 2009, 08:51:20 PM »
I was at the hardware store picking up some plumbing parts for a sink repair, and I saw this by the battery rack:


RPI (Resourceful products inc.) lock & store battery storage container AA size, holds 12 AA batteries (which means rooms for your 5 pack, switch, and some wires). Also is just a bit wider than the $50 robot board making it just perfect. Its also the soft plastic that won't crack when you drill or cut it.


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=battery+storage+container+12+AA&btnG=Search

« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 04:29:45 PM by pomprocker »

Offline HyperNerd

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 139
  • Helpful? 5
  • N3rd1n80r
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 01:34:15 AM »
That looks like a pretty good thing to have lying around :D...

Do you know if you could make that box waterproof? If so, that would be perfect for my upcoming underwater robot...

 -HyperNerd
There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Offline pomprockerTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 01:35:32 AM »
sure if you put it in a ziplock bag! lol

Offline pomprockerTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 01:41:08 AM »
Heres one for Airman00

Made an adapter out of the compartment separator since the Roboduino is wider.

Offline SmAsH

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,959
  • Helpful? 75
  • SoR's Locale Electronics Nut.
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 02:26:33 AM »
if you got the D holder you could put the mcu inside and try to waterproof it with seals of somekind, or if the seals are like Ferraro rochers you could just use some tape, but then if would float?
Howdy

Offline Jdog

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
  • Helpful? 3
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 06:48:20 PM »
That looks like a pretty good thing to have lying around :D...

Do you know if you could make that box waterproof? If so, that would be perfect for my upcoming underwater robot...

 -HyperNerd

You could make all your connections and then basically follow the how to waterproof a servo tutorial on this site.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/actuators_waterproof_servo.shtml

Offline pomprockerTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,430
  • Helpful? 16
  • Sorry miss, I was giving myself an oil-job.
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 07:53:31 PM »
High end servos are watertight, like the hs-77bb

Offline Jdog

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 259
  • Helpful? 3
Re: $50 robot MCU, battery, and switch holder
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 08:48:52 PM »
High end servos are watertight, like the hs-77bb
I'm just talking about waterproofing the mcu like HyperNerd asked about, and how he could use the same technique used in the waterproofing servo tutorial. I'm not actually talking about waterproofing servos.

 


Get Your Ad Here