Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 45678
Results 71 to 80 of 80

Thread: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

  1. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Yep, I've got the hardware encoder compressing to h264 with low latency for streaming over IP...

  2. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Because my robot wasn't big enough already...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0015.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	90.9 KB 
ID:	7521

    20lbs and counting... Fortunately, both for everyone else and me, it is at best going to be a lumbering giant for the weekend.

    Still have to get target panel mounting in the front and make it a bit more robust at walking.
    Last edited by jpieper; 1 Week Ago at 09:45 AM.

  3. #73
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    533
    Images
    107
    Rep Power
    39

    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Now that's a tease! (There's nothing to see there other than a grey restricted icon thing, it seems)

    20 lbs is insane sounding

  4. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Heh. Apparently I can't work the forum. Post should be updated with an actual picture I hope!

  5. #75

    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    That's .... gotta be a battery drain :-D
    Are you using the power tool pluggable batteries?
    That means you'll have an easy time swapping!

  6. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    It is actually relatively efficient at just walking. The motors are all sized for running (although there is no way I'm doing anything like that soon). Just walking, my power tool battery should be good for something like 2 hours.

  7. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Now I can walk around and shoot for 10 minutes, that means I'm ready right?

    spoiler alert... 10 or so minutes of *really slow* walking interspersed with a few BB shots



    The sad/funny thing is that SMMB1 is still here, perfectly functional, 1/3 the weight, and also has the upgraded turret with auto-targeting. It can probably walk twice as fast. That said, I've put enough work into this new one that I'm going to bring it and have what fun I can!

    FWIW, the biggest speed challenges I have now are that I discovered this morning that my 3d printed timing belt pulleys can't reliably support the weight of this new beast doing anything remotely dynamic. Next step there is to either machine my own out of aluminum, or post-machine one of the stock ones. Not going to happen for this weekend though.

  8. #78
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    225
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Looking good. Be interested in seeing the up gr... err down grades.

    We've been discussing what you've been doing with your motors, if they are direct drive, have gearing, or what. The jumping was a bit scary. Can't wait to see it in person.
    Last edited by GhengisDhon; 6 Days Ago at 07:08 PM.

  9. #79
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Princeton University
    Posts
    344
    Rep Power
    35

    Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    At least it sounds really cool?

    Seriously though, very cool to see a different approach working well.

  10. Re: First steps for Super Mega Microbot

    Quote Originally Posted by GhengisDhon View Post
    Looking good. Be interested in seeing the up gr... err down grades.

    We've been discussing what you've been doing with your motors, if they are direct drive, have gearing, or what. The jumping was a bit scary. Can't wait to see it in person.
    This version is all gearboxes, 6x reduction planetary. All the previous jumping videos were with only direct drive motors. The gearbox versions have probably 12x the torque and still can go *really* fast. If the legs held up, I think the gearboxes could probably make the whole robot jump a foot or two (or maybe even more) into the air. With a little more work on the thermal management (right now I have the hot things mounted directly to plastic), it could do so continuously.

    In my "bonus" time tonight and tomorrow, I'm going to try and assemble one or two spare gearboxes and legs that can be for show and tell.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 2 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 2 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Project The Stag - first autonomous steps
    By timmy_toner in forum Humanoids, Walkers & Crawlers
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-13-2013, 05:19 PM
  2. Question(s) Up and walking with NUKE, next steps?
    By Lupulus in forum Software and Programming
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-04-2013, 10:11 PM
  3. Project paid for laser range finder schematics and all steps
    By artifice in forum Projects For Request and/or Sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2011, 03:02 PM
  4. baby steps with the pololu servo controller
    By csdude in forum Arbotix, Microcontrollers, Arduino
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-19-2010, 01:42 PM
  5. Super new to Bioloid need help please
    By sniperscope in forum Humanoids, Walkers & Crawlers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-25-2009, 06:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •