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Pinter75
10-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Howdy,

A few may remeber me saying I was going to put some of my robot designs into production (from the last competition, where one was a runner up). Well some time has passed, and a few things have changed for me.

I was made redundent from my job, and decided to pursue a new career in robotics :-)

So far I have 2 production bots, and here is a quick video of my local robotics group building 20 of the smaller "BoxBot"

These are all laser cut chassis, with fixings for popular controllers, we are using the Arduino in this instance.

So have a look, feedback is appreciated.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuKO5Xloo_s

My webstore opening keeps slipping but will be opening anyday now, here are a few of the products i have designed and hope to release.

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/basebot_main.jpg

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/boxbot_main.jpg

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/servos_main.jpg

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/servousb_main.jpg

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/servo_main.jpg

Cheers,

www.botbuilder.co.uk

sam
10-05-2009, 06:30 PM
This is cool, I would have loved to have that as a starter kit when I... first started in robotics.

Here are a couple things I like :

They look well made and I really like the color! They have nice places for sensors and Arduino compatible is a great tool to start off.

Congrats guys! Hope everything works out. :)

Adrenalynn
10-05-2009, 06:53 PM
[Mod Note: This post [but not product] has been reviewed by staff and approved for posting. Thanks, Pinter, for your patience!]

Orac
10-06-2009, 01:21 PM
Looks great.

Wish you every success as we have precious little in the way of robotics resources in the UK.

Pinter75
10-06-2009, 06:23 PM
Here is a quick video of the BoxBot with the sonar accessory.

A few lines of code and it trundles about avoiding objects.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnwnIeg73FA

Also to show how versatile, or hackable the products are, here is a bot I cobbled together based on the BoxBot.

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/DSCN3086.JPG

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/DSCN3085.JPG

It has a grabber that can be lifted. I took a prototype BotBoard, added a Bluetooth rs232 adapter and mounted it in place of the Arduino. The grabber assembly is bolted onto a blank accessory plate.

I then wrote a simple VB.net app that takes joypad info and moves the bot and grabber mechanism.

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk/hbb_app.jpg

All in all, it shows that these bots are quite a good platform for robot projects.

Pinter75
10-07-2009, 10:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxluWtI7p2Q

xx2747
10-07-2009, 05:45 PM
very cool robots!
May I ask the estimated price for the robots and boards?
Also, is the BotBoard or USBBoard able to control multi-limbed robots such as bipeds?

Pinter75
10-09-2009, 07:39 PM
OK, after a long hard slog, the web site is updated :-)

http://www.botbuilder.co.uk