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Offline ArcManTopic starter

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Mowzilla Lives!
« on: August 20, 2009, 08:53:27 PM »
Check out my remote control yard robot with a mower bolted on.  I'm still learning how to drive it well.  :P

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 09:16:43 PM »
it lives indeed!
how much does that bad boy weigh? i ask because of the tread marks it leaves in the grass....
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 05:48:47 AM »
That is bloody briliant.

i would love to do that, it would be so awsome when i mow my grandmas lawns if the mower was still mowing when i was talking to her inside.(she is old fashioned)

What means of drive did you use, elctric i would presume. Did you use servos to turn the mower or what, some furthur detail woulb be great so i can see if that would be a good projct for me, if that is with you ArcMan

Over all great job ;D

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 06:06:05 AM »
he uses two merits wheelchair motors for driving, differential drive for turning, two casters on the front help.
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 06:07:50 AM »
cool thanks smash ;D

I watched the vedio on you tube and after when all the related videos come up there are like 15 other mowzillas
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 07:54:22 AM »
That's right Smash.  Very observant.

I haven't weighed it yet, but I estimate about 130 lbs. with the mower.

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 08:16:35 AM »
That's right Smash.  Very observant.
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I haven't weighed it yet, but I estimate about 130 lbs. with the mower.
damn, you do have the thing programmed in where it stops if it doesn't receive a signal right?
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 08:34:39 AM »
That's right.  If the radio signal is lost, it commands the drive to stop.  I am also working on an independent parallel circuit that will E-stop the robot (including the lawn mower) if the signal is lost.

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 04:57:01 PM »
thats good to know, last thing we want is a rogue lawnmower robot running around chasing kittens :P
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 06:15:31 PM »
thanks for the comfirmation ArcMan, i might have a look into the idea

What do the neighbours think when they see the self propelled lawn mower mowing the lawn ;D

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2009, 09:50:36 AM »
Shock and awe  :D

It's funny when people see something they've never seen before.  People would stop their cars in the middle of the road, stare and give me the thumbs up.  Funny.  I'm sure their reactions would be different if a kitty was victimized.  :)
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 02:52:43 AM »
cant wait to see this thing go autonomous man,
keep up the great work!
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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 02:37:12 PM »
wow, that really is a great robot!  :)

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2009, 03:54:41 PM »
yard work will be so much easier now

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2009, 01:31:38 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2009, 10:06:57 AM »
yard work will be so much easier now

Robots are taking over our lives I tell you! OUR LIVES!!!

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Re: Mowzilla Lives!
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2009, 03:16:46 PM »
True.  And soon they will attempt to enslave us.

That's why I read "How to Survive a Robot Uprising".

http://www.amazon.com/How-Survive-Robot-Uprising-Defending/dp/1582345929/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254172518&sr=1-1

 


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