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JonHylands
06-26-2008, 09:10 PM
I'm going to document the progress I do with MicroRaptor in this thread.

First off, here's a picture of MicroRaptor, with the airsoft cannon "mounted" (using electrical tape) to the end of the neck:

http://www.huv.com/mech/MicroRaptor-Mech-01-small.jpg

Larger version (http://www.huv.com/mech/MicroRaptor-Mech-01.jpg)

The Swann camera is sitting on top of the cannon, which is more or less where it will be mounted.

Droid Works
06-27-2008, 12:06 AM
Awesome! Cant wait to see more:)

tom_chang79
06-30-2008, 09:50 AM
A raptor that can shoot BBs. That is on par with lasers mounted on shark's head... Looks dangerous :)

dcalkins
07-04-2008, 02:33 AM
I'm going to document the progress I do with MicroRaptor in this thread.

First off, here's a picture of MicroRaptor, with the airsoft cannon "mounted" (using electrical tape) to the end of the neck:

The Swann camera is sitting on top of the cannon, which is more or less where it will be mounted.

Awesome! Which gun are you using?

JonHylands
07-04-2008, 07:53 AM
The one I took apart in this thread (http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=1933), from here (http://www.matotoys.com/canada/product_info.php?products_id=59).

JonHylands
07-08-2008, 01:14 PM
The main MicroRaptor page is on my bioloid wiki:

http://www.bioloid.info/tiki/tiki-index.php?page=MicroRaptor

There are a number of pages under that, which show movies of an earlier version of MicroRaptor walking, screenshots of the GUIs I have built and use, and lots of information on how the brain and AI system works or is planned to work.

Some of the information on that page is out of date, and I will eventually get around to updating it. There are some new pictures of MicroRaptor and the electronics I am using on my blog (http://www.huv.com/blog).

Adrenalynn
07-08-2008, 01:48 PM
Your GUI is crazy-cool! Are you planning on marketing that?

JonHylands
07-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Thanks Jodie.

No, I have no plans. My system requires having a high-speed link to the robot (as in wifi), in order to be really useful, or to be directly connected via a USB bus interface. Most people aren't going to want to drop $500 for a high-speed wireless connection (1.0 Mbps) to their robot.

Even if they did, I have no real interest in supporting this. I have so little time to spend on robotics, and I have a huge pile of AI research ahead of me. Keeping up with building my HUVrobotics boards is taking too much time as it is...

Adrenalynn
07-08-2008, 03:06 PM
It'd be cool if someday you release that into the wild, one way or another. You've obviously put a TREMENDOUS effort into that bit of engineering. [insert thumbs-up emoticon here, and then insert a couple more, the several of the "beer" emoticons for good measure]

trey3670
07-08-2008, 11:28 PM
i second adrenalyns opin!

A-Bot
07-28-2008, 12:02 PM
Hey Jon,

Is the single AX-12 for the tilt at the base of the long neck really going to be strong enough to support the camera, cannon and ammo sticking out that far? That joint looks to have a lot of load on it... just wondering how much you've tested it.

I'll be impressed with the AX-12 if it works fine.

Thanks.

JonHylands
07-28-2008, 12:15 PM
No, it isn't, which is why there is a great big return spring helping it out...

You can't see it in the picture at the beginning of this thread, but this pic (from my blog) shows it clearly:

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JonHylands
07-29-2008, 07:57 PM
Okay, so I got the software running again, and have done the first very simple motion - standing up...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxQEv6pZLn8

I'm running the control software on the PC right now, and am talking directly to the onboard FT232 (and thus the Bioloid bus).