All the hard work is done. All that rests, is up to the publisher for the final job..
Some of you may have wondered about the model on the cover image.
Let me explain some of the development rules I used to create this CraneBot.
As a starting point I looked at the RoboArm T-65 if I could build an improved grabber arm.
These were the points I decided to improve:
- Make sure the gripper as a firm grip (hold the ball better).
- Turn a full 360 degrees, so the NXT had to be mounted on the turning part of the arm.
- Detect the ball automatic, with the Ultra Sonic sensor.
- Stand on a firm foot.
- Have an extended reach.
I added a teaser page of the building instruction for the gripper, but for the full instruction set you will need to wait a little longer…
Building Instructions CraneBot.