erco wrote: »
Here is today's uber-simple bot, an ugly but quite functional duckling. .... So hideous that it's beautiful.
erco wrote: »
All my wheels are hacked out of thin sheet styrene, hand-turned on a shaft against a belt sander. Rubber band tire is a slit of road bike innertube stretched around the disk. Crude, quick, works great!
JasonDorie wrote: »
Does this count?
Ttailspin wrote: »
Rules?, What Rules?
GordonMcComb wrote: »
New requirement: All contest videos posted this point on must contain either at least one adorable kid, or one cute dog or cat. Extra credit if you can get in at least two of the three!
Martin_H wrote: »
[Trikes] lose the ability to turn in place....
Video thumbnail shows bare chassis before the electronics were added. So hideous that it's beautiful.
Nicely done. Love the rear wheels and tires.
No glue on the rubber? I guess if you cut it short enough to stretch, it will hold.
Looks nice man.
I love your robot reports! They amuse and amaze me! That's a very impressive figure eight for such an unorthodox configuration. The simple and elegant encoder is great!!
I'm almost inspired to actually do something!! There must be some excuse I can come up with that I haven't used yet.........
If I jump in the water now, I'd have to shove a bunch of other neglected projects off the bench to make room. Of course, I am supposed to have a 3D printer coming and something like this would be post-justification for that purchase! Hmmmm, maybe I can rationalize it that way!!
Same bot does "slalom" course faster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9152JjyRkJE
Oh yes, it does! Well done Jason.
It's not an April Fool's CGI creation is it? The dog looked a little fake... :-)
So Jason, what was the huge package you bought from Amazon?
That looks really cool Jason, is it almost ready for production?
I am with Tommy!
Great project - who, or whatever is driving it!
There's another video of it in the Projects forum, under "SideWay".
I have an image in my head of my baby and the cat in the seat of a cute babyblue hexapod and my wife screaming at me. Would the angry screaming detract points?
Well done, as always!!
I hear that argument often, but of course it depends on how you view your chassis. Many diff steered chasses are circular, so it's easier to visualize. But if I put a circular body on a trike chassis (and keep the CG forward of the two trailing wheels), the two behave very similarly. The trike's powered wheel becomes the caster on the DS robot.