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Clumsy V1.2
« on: May 30, 2009, 02:52:44 PM »
This is my shot at the $50 robot. Designed and built it over the period of a couple months. the photovore version didn't really end up working. So I just threw on the IR rangefinder and Now it works great!!! Plan on writing my own code for it one of these days though!!
 
Basicly I have a Polycarbonate base and its running with 2 modified servos. the wheels I got from ServoCity, and i replaced the Water bottle with a caster. Using a six volt 3200 Mah NiMH battery.

I will be upgrading it with 2 Ping ultrasonic sensors along with probably redesigning the base!!

will post up video once I get my camera to work ;)





























« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 03:10:32 PM by kpmcgurk »
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 03:17:18 PM »
wow kpmcgurk!
im going to have to say that that is one of the most professional looking $50 robots that i have ever seen!
i love the look the polycarbonate gives the robot
and props for the caster!
keep up the great work mate!
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 04:05:27 PM »
Ya, I am kind of a "If its worth doing, Its worth overdoing kind of guy" (I know mythbusters quote)

I have been involved With FIRST robotics, so its not my first robot, but first one that I was the only one making ;)
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 04:47:56 PM »
well, that's a great approach in my opinion!
i kinda got that you were not a complete noob to robotics :P
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 04:50:54 PM »
Out of curiosity, how is that roller caster working?

When I ordered my robot wheels, I FORGOT to order one of these ball casters

http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/951

My local home depot carries regular casters like the one you have. I'm still deciding whether or not to just get those, or the ball casters.

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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 05:50:20 PM »
I'm starting to want to build a 50$ robot....
GOOD JOB u there!!!

WELL DONE!!!!
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 07:18:45 PM »
just out of curiosity kpmcgurk, this topic is in the robot videos section yet it lacks a video...
me thinks you should post one ;)
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 07:56:28 PM »
sorry, My camera Is broken, so it took me a while to get a video. I just got one with my computer web cam and will post as soon as it is edited!!
Out of curiosity, how is that roller caster working?

well to me it is working great, the only problem is that when it trys to get over something, the wheel will get caught up on it because it is not driven. this to me is not a big deal, as the robot was not designed for that purpose, and for the price you cant really beat it!! (I think that at fleet Farm they have the ones that you are looking for, although that is a regional chain, you could probably get one at home depot also, but if not, these work great!!)
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 08:29:05 PM »
here you go, As I am to lazy at this exact moment to edit the video, I posted the Raw video, sorry for the length and repetition :(


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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2009, 08:36:15 PM »
wow, it runs really well!
(and at 2:14 i could swear it winked at me) :P
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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 06:00:39 PM »
ClumsyV1.2, did u actually design your $50 robot before u built it? If u did, did u use any CAD program?

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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 09:40:48 PM »
My local home depot carries regular casters like the one you have. I'm still deciding whether or not to just get those, or the ball casters.

I got a 1 inch caster like that at Home Depot or Lowe's, it's just about the right height for the servo wheels. I think it was $1.50 US or something like that. The ball casters have a tendency to get caught in the grout of my kitchen, or get snagged on the carpet. This doesn't do that (it is heavier though).

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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011, 12:37:27 AM »
 ;D Sweet Robot, did not get a chance to see the video yet because my roommate is trying to sleep. But, I was wondering where did you get the Infrared Range Finder? I have been looking on the net on my spare time and could not find any. Could you possibly give me a link to the website your ordered it from or the name of the store you bought it from? ???

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Re: Clumsy V1.2
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 12:42:13 AM »
I have been looking on the net on my spare time and could not find any.
Are You serious?!  :o
What did You type into Google window?
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