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    Group project

    In the spirit of the "free stuff for bright minds" and DB's generosity, and also influenced from a RC forum where someone built an RC plane then shipped to someone in a different country to fly and then they shipped to a different person until it eventually goes around the world.
    Would anybody be interested in doing a "community bot" where as one person provides the base and then ships it to the next to add "brains" then to someone else to add sensors and someone for programing and so on and so on until it is either done or way to heavy for the first base?
    I am not so much speaking of a competition bot but rather something that would be cool for "Makers fair" or for the Trossen booth at Robo Games. Probably should sort out what it would/should do before getting too far along.
    Granted it would be expensive to ship from point to point, if not right away certainly later on, and there would always be a concern of damage in shipping.
    But, I would incur the shipping and supply the base to get it started.
    I have two fairly robust 12v motors, a 2'x2' alum plate, a 12v gel-cell, a saber-tooth, and wheels to get things started. It would be a rolling chassis ready for the next step.

    So, is anybody willing to step up?

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    Re: Group project

    I'm not volunteering.

    I think that's a really cool idea! A guideline or goal to meet with the device might help it along. So get it started!

    Did I mention: I'm not volunteering.
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    Re: Group project

    Cool idea! Kind of a physically "open source" robot. There needs to be a central coordinator and it seems to me that you just volunteered. I would be willing to contribute, given proper direction.

    Quote Originally Posted by ooops View Post
    I have two fairly robust 12v motors, a 2'x2' alum plate, a 12v gel-cell, a saber-tooth, and wheels to get things started. It would be a rolling chassis ready for the next step.
    You might consider excluding the battery, since that will be the largest shipping cost. Most of us can lay hands on a 12v power source.

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    Re: Group project

    Originally Posted by Adrenalynn>
    Did I mention: I'm not volunteering.
    Adrenalynn, I understand completely! But how about if we edit to say "I'm not volunteering - YET!"
    Just knowing your there if we need you for troubleshooting would be a great contribution!

    Originally Posted by Metaform3d
    There needs to be a central coordinator and it seems to me that you just volunteered.
    Although my intent was to just start things off. I will be happy to coordinate the project and try to keep things moving along in some sort of reasonable order.

    The first thing to sort out is what would be a cool project? Even if you can't or don't want to volunteer, please share any ideas and or suggestions. This is after all a community project.
    The base is well, robust for a lack of a better description. So, it can and probably should be a bigger sized bot.
    I expect that I can have it rolling by early next week. Pictures will be forthcoming soon of the pieces to give everyone an idea of what we are starting with.

    So for now all we need are ideas for the project!

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    Re: Group project

    I'd be down!
    I can provide a paint job or something..
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    Re: Group project

    Quote Originally Posted by Electricity View Post
    I'd be down!
    I can provide a paint job or something..
    Cool
    Any suggestions on what it should do?

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    Re: Group project

    Quote Originally Posted by ooops View Post
    Cool
    Any suggestions on what it should do?
    Explore? That would be sweet. Like, you let it out your front door which it marks as home some how, then it just kind of wanders around, checking things out.
    I imagine it rolling over to a dead leaf, picking it up, and examining it.
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    Re: Group project

    Quote Originally Posted by Electricity View Post
    Explore? That would be sweet. Like, you let it out your front door which it marks as home some how, then it just kind of wanders around, checking things out.
    I imagine it rolling over to a dead leaf, picking it up, and examining it.
    We would need to do a Johnny 5 voice: "Need input"

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    Re: Group project

    Quote Originally Posted by ooops View Post
    We would need to do a Johnny 5 voice: "Need input"
    Yes! There we go.. Lets make a big ass J5esque robot. But keep the laser instead of a tool kit..
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    Re: Group project

    Here is a picture of the base it measures 21.5" x 24" x 3/8"


    Here is one of the 12v motor's picture

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