So after a couple of weeks of leaning I have decided to move forward with Tod Loofbourrow's MIKE using a BASIC stamp rather than the KIM-1! I think I can free up enough pins to make it work!
But a big problem I am having is finding out what motors to use...
The book requires three drive motors and one directional motor. I plan on using two drive motors and spinning them for turning, like with the BOE Bot. Rather than 8 sides, I am going to build mine with only 6.
But what motors do I use for the drive wheels?!?! The original plans called for Herbach & Rademan TM20K370 motors. But not only does this company not make these wheels any more, they refuse to give me any hints to the details about them.
I need two drive wheels/servos that will move maybe around 200 lbs of robot. I doubt that MIKE will ever be that heavy, but who knows!
Any ideas of servos or motors that I could use with the BASIC stamp that will fit my needs?