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This robot can move on the bar from one end to the other without making a mess and can also chase a cat. After extensive work, the building has now finished. See the photo's...
Well, you're right. It wàs a lot of work (fifteen months to be exact, that is for the treads alone), but then you end up with something... And yes, that is the 'bare' URL of my site. There's another at : http://home.tiscali.nl/janvr/mouse . That's the story of a robotic mouse we used in an adventure game in our city. Again, all hand made.
I found some info on the construction of these treads here:http://home.tiscali.nl/janvr/robot/click on the tracks button on the left.They look to be a lot of work to do!! Very impressive!
The treads are hand made of all individual brass segments with steel pins. The sprockets, I had them made at a local factory that has a laser cutter, since they have to be accurate and are made of 4 mm. thick stainless steel, which is a bit hard to work on.The camera is a CMU-cam II, and finally the sensor opposite to the camera is a PIR sensor (Eltec Instruments 442-3, (see www.acroname.com). All details can be seen on my site, with full comment : www.jcvr.demon.nl. Software is still in the making, but good progress is being made.
Nice Bot.But what construction are the treads? I have never seen any that looked like that before!They are very interesting. What did you use for drive sprockets?
This is a very neat and clean design. Excellent job. It seems to be eying that lemon fairly intently... I wonder what it's going to do with it?
The tracks look like watch band. Brilliant idea.....
Did you create the treads yourself? What is the sensor opposite of the camera? Which camera did you use? The plastic work is quite nice. Looksl like it took a long time :)