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DresnerRobotics
02-21-2010, 10:13 PM
Named after our infamous 'intern' Jennero! Muahahahaha (He's gonna kill me)

This BRAT-Mech was ridiculously easy to build, even with a custom pan/tilt setup on it. Currently tweaking some of the code, but I had it built and walking around in about 4 hours or so. Gonna stick with a 2.4ghz PS2 controller and hope for the best, will be a good test of how well it fares in the Robogames environment (since this is an extra one anyway).

Firing tests work just fine, wifi camera is a crappy airlink one I had extra, but might as well put it to use. Had it walking around for 10+ minutes using a 6v 2300mAh pack without issue, still a decent charge left in the batteries. Once I finish up the code and finish soldering the gun connections, it's 100% operational.

Basically, it's a weekend project that gets you a combat-ready mech at a low price, not a bad option at all.

mannyr7
02-22-2010, 08:37 PM
Shweeet back-up mech! Did you catch the LM thread where I tweaked the BRATMech BBII code to add tilt?

DresnerRobotics
02-22-2010, 08:50 PM
Shweeet back-up mech! Did you catch the LM thread where I tweaked the BRATMech BBII code to add tilt?

No, but it sounds like I should check that out, one less thing I need to code :P

Thanks Manny!

4mem8
02-22-2010, 09:58 PM
Sweet Mech Andrew. :-)

jes1510
02-22-2010, 11:16 PM
Which servos are you using?

DresnerRobotics
02-22-2010, 11:40 PM
6x 645MG in the legs and 2x 475s for the pan/tilt.

Meccano Jay
02-23-2010, 12:25 AM
Sweet weekend project. The brat makes for a nice mech. Dont forget us with the action pics!