built from a book?

Discussions regarding building a walking robot at home. Most of the robots participating at Robo-One competitions are custom fabricated.
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built from a book?

Post by Humanoido » Thu May 29, 2008 3:59 am

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Post by DocVanThorp » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:26 am

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I have a copy of the book. It has plans and instructions for three or four projects; none of them is a RoboOne thype robot, but a couple of the projects might offer something that could be incorporated into such a project.

The robot arm project is for a mini version of factory robots similar to what unimation makes. It is to big an arm for the type of robot generally being discussed in this forum, but it does incorporate hobby servos (like most RoboOne robots) and the book gives info about servo controllers and programming of such devices.

The walking robot is a different mechanism from the multi-servo multi-jointed RoboOne robots; it is more like the walking mechanism used in wind-up toys and vintage electric walking toys. It uses a twin gear-motor assembly rather than servos, and would probably be much cheaper to build than servo-based designs, which is a virtue in itself. The design described does permit independant control of the two legs, allowing steering and reverse walking. If you wanted to use this device in a robot fighting event, you would have to work out a way for the robot to get back up if knocked down; maybe it could have long arms like a gorilla. The book project incorporates a range-finder, so that the device can be programmed to explore rooms.

The projects are built from aluminum and sheet metal, and the techniques would be adaptable to other projects.
I have a copy of the book. It has plans and instructions for three or four projects; none of them is a RoboOne thype robot, but a couple of the projects might offer something that could be incorporated into such a project.

The robot arm project is for a mini version of factory robots similar to what unimation makes. It is to big an arm for the type of robot generally being discussed in this forum, but it does incorporate hobby servos (like most RoboOne robots) and the book gives info about servo controllers and programming of such devices.

The walking robot is a different mechanism from the multi-servo multi-jointed RoboOne robots; it is more like the walking mechanism used in wind-up toys and vintage electric walking toys. It uses a twin gear-motor assembly rather than servos, and would probably be much cheaper to build than servo-based designs, which is a virtue in itself. The design described does permit independant control of the two legs, allowing steering and reverse walking. If you wanted to use this device in a robot fighting event, you would have to work out a way for the robot to get back up if knocked down; maybe it could have long arms like a gorilla. The book project incorporates a range-finder, so that the device can be programmed to explore rooms.

The projects are built from aluminum and sheet metal, and the techniques would be adaptable to other projects.
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Post by Humanoido » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:25 pm

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Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:25 pm

I also have a copy of the book. However, to date, no one is able to verify they built one.

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I also have a copy of the book. However, to date, no one is able to verify they built one.

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