Bren - My home Build

Discussions regarding building a walking robot at home. Most of the robots participating at Robo-One competitions are custom fabricated.
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Post by Robo1 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:04 pm

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Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:04 pm

Hi there Sim

here's getting there I keep on meaning to bring a camera to the lab so that I can take some pics. The bodies about 80 - 90% complete, the feet are finally done. It took over a year to get design I was happy with :oops: , I thought I could get it done by easter but that's a long way gone. I have to get It done by 30 Nov for my degree so hopefully it will be at the Birmingham meet. I spent all weekend getting up to speed with my new gumstix have th buildroot environment up and running and can now download and run programmes on it. It should have been easy but do to the fact that buildroot takes over an hour to compile and 30 minutes to copy to the gumstix you an imagen when you get an error and have to start again it takes alllllooooonnnnggggg time.

Hoe to update this section in a week or two, still waiting for little bits and pieces like screws and other bit and then I can put the whole thing together.

Bren
Hi there Sim

here's getting there I keep on meaning to bring a camera to the lab so that I can take some pics. The bodies about 80 - 90% complete, the feet are finally done. It took over a year to get design I was happy with :oops: , I thought I could get it done by easter but that's a long way gone. I have to get It done by 30 Nov for my degree so hopefully it will be at the Birmingham meet. I spent all weekend getting up to speed with my new gumstix have th buildroot environment up and running and can now download and run programmes on it. It should have been easy but do to the fact that buildroot takes over an hour to compile and 30 minutes to copy to the gumstix you an imagen when you get an error and have to start again it takes alllllooooonnnnggggg time.

Hoe to update this section in a week or two, still waiting for little bits and pieces like screws and other bit and then I can put the whole thing together.

Bren
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Post by SimC » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:09 pm

Post by SimC
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:09 pm

Hi Bren,

Thanks 4 ur reply. I look forward 2 ur next update! I will most likely see you at the Robot'ic 07 meet.

Good look with your remaining assembly!

Cheers
Sim
Hi Bren,

Thanks 4 ur reply. I look forward 2 ur next update! I will most likely see you at the Robot'ic 07 meet.

Good look with your remaining assembly!

Cheers
Sim
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Post by limor » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:52 am

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Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:52 am

I took some notes earlier this year while setting up a gumstix. maybe a bit late but check out http://robosavvy.com/site/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=47
I took some notes earlier this year while setting up a gumstix. maybe a bit late but check out http://robosavvy.com/site/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=47
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Post by Robo1 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:07 pm

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Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:07 pm

IT'S FINAL DONE :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

One year after starting this thread and other one and a half years since I started the design and a lot of money later. So some more sexy pictures. I just got to finish the electronics and then I can get it walking hopefully before xmas.

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My robot in the lab as you can see I keep a very tidy desk. :oops:

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Robot showing of it's bum you can see the DX-117's sitting nicely in there plastic butt.

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Me holding up the bottom half looking weary eyed after putting in some long nights getting it to this stage.

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Me again putting it together looking very happy (it's nearly there) at this point I was amazed and shocked that the project was nearly completed. I thought this stage would never come.

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And finaly the finished article. whatch out world the killer robots are on the way.

The ping sensor is just for a laught after one and a half years I still haven't designed the head. I will take some more pics and video when I attually get him doning things. And my girlfriend has named him "Boris".

You might notice that there are alot of screws missing. I order over 100 and used them all, so I will have to some more.

Bren
IT'S FINAL DONE :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

One year after starting this thread and other one and a half years since I started the design and a lot of money later. So some more sexy pictures. I just got to finish the electronics and then I can get it walking hopefully before xmas.

Image
My robot in the lab as you can see I keep a very tidy desk. :oops:

Image
Robot showing of it's bum you can see the DX-117's sitting nicely in there plastic butt.

Image
Me holding up the bottom half looking weary eyed after putting in some long nights getting it to this stage.

Image
Me again putting it together looking very happy (it's nearly there) at this point I was amazed and shocked that the project was nearly completed. I thought this stage would never come.

Image
And finaly the finished article. whatch out world the killer robots are on the way.

The ping sensor is just for a laught after one and a half years I still haven't designed the head. I will take some more pics and video when I attually get him doning things. And my girlfriend has named him "Boris".

You might notice that there are alot of screws missing. I order over 100 and used them all, so I will have to some more.

Bren
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Post by Robo1 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:14 pm

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Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:14 pm

I have a couple of photos with it standing next to the my KHR-2HV for size that I will post later.

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I have a couple of photos with it standing next to the my KHR-2HV for size that I will post later.

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Post by Orac » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:45 am

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:45 am

Very nice, looks a bit like Maximillion from the Disney film 'The Black Hole' :D
Very nice, looks a bit like Maximillion from the Disney film 'The Black Hole' :D
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Post by NovaOne » Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:59 pm

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:59 pm

Bren, I think its the best British home build ever !

:shock: Awesome!
Bren, I think its the best British home build ever !

:shock: Awesome!
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Post by BillB » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:39 pm

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:39 pm

Outstanding. I think we have a new UK champion.

Would love to see some vid's.
Outstanding. I think we have a new UK champion.

Would love to see some vid's.
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Post by Robo1 » Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:46 pm

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Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:46 pm

Thanks

I have to program it first then the camera will come out.

Bren
Thanks

I have to program it first then the camera will come out.

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