Aug 9, 2006

Nice upright base...

If you've got access to tank treads, this designer has created a nice upright base to expand on... it looks like two motors are in use, so that leaves one motor (with a basic kit) to play with...

5 comments:

Tony Naggs said...

Gosh, a lot of technic treads required her. I estimate about 80 for each chain, x 4 = 320 approx total.

Maybe the design could be adapted to use shorter chains? The Star Wars [tm] SandCrawler http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=10144 is not cheap, and it apparently has only 273 tread links.

Maniac000 said...

(this is talking about the text below the picture)I don't think that it would be a good idea for him to mount a rotating ultrasonic sensor. At that height, it would probably see right over most houshold clutter and as a result wouldn't be a very eficiant obstical avouder. I think that I would put the NXT brick on horozontaly instead.

Jim Kelly said...

I agree... with my bots, I typically mount the US close to the ground. But there might be some instances where having it up high might be needed...

Jim

Ripbud said...

You're right - the sensor mounted high would be a problem with the current state of the robot - however I'm planning on creating a bumper system using the touch sensor. As for the treads... um... Let's just keep all that caculating between us... (Don't want my wife stumbling on this blog :-P

Upright Solutions said...

"Overall I'm starting to like this design - just having him run around and yell "OH NO!" was amusing. :-P " that made me really laugh i think its a brilliant design!

Cheers,
Becca

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