(Sorry sent before I finished writing the post)
Thought you might make a few kits
and sell them to uni's for experimenting with.
Hows the robotic arm going ?
Doing anything else with it other than the magazine article ?
No plans for mating one of the mini pods or Tiny pods with something like
Gordon McCombs tanks (that drive up to a wall and flip over then go back the
Alex, Thanks for the mentioning the Canopus. One thing I thought I'd
clarify: because the tank uses a single set of treads (rather than
opposing treads, two on top and two on the bottom) when the tank goes up
a wall then flips, you have to reverse the motors to make it go the
other way. The thing about a design like the Canopus is that it won't as
easily get stuck when it does encounter a wall, and there are more ways
to get out of the situation.
An accellerometer or tilt switch is handy so Canopus knows it's
flipping, and that as it lands back down the motors should reverse. It's
fun to watch it doing this.
Author: Constructing Robot Bases,
Robot Builder's Sourcebook, Robot Builder's Bonanza
Got a few things in the works...
Not to spill too much, but looking at genetic algorithms, behavioral
robotics, taking to the skies.
Looking at some of Gordon's excellent products for the behavioral robotics.
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