RoboBrrd Instructable and the race for a laser cutter!
Vote for RoboBrrd in the laser cutter contest! ~( ^v^ )~
Wooohoo! We have documented everything and made it so that you can now follow an Instructable to build your own RoboBrrd! Huzzah!
Here is a teaser for the new RoboBrrd, nicknamed Impy (short for Important).
Watch video on YouTube.
Throughout the week we will be posting here some supplemental photos, videos, and CAD illustrations for the build of the RoboBrrd!
For example, the base! The base is covered in Step 5.
Here is a very clear way of seeing all of the craft sticks, highlighted with different colours to show the different parts.
We were able to make everything fit in a 16cmx14cm piece, including the battery and controller board. This is the bottom face to that base:
Add on a platform to that, and you will be able to have a place to mount the servos!
The base is 4cm tall, enough space for everything to fit, and for the rotational servo to poke out just a little bit.
Add on the top face, as you can see in the first CAD, and there you have the base!
Making this Instructable was quite a challenge, since there are many steps involved that have to be done in a set order. Hopefully you will find it exciting, and make your own RoboBrrd! They are quite a hoot!
If we do win the laser cutter, we will be able to zap out some pre-cut shapes for all of RoboBrrd’s faces. This would effectively cut down the construction time for the RoboBrrd immensely. With less construction time, this would be able to fit into a school’s lesson plan a lot easier- and there is a lot of things that can be learnt about robotics from building a RoboBrrd, like a voltage regulator circuit!
Share this with your friends, get your neighbour to vote even. Let’s get more people excited about robotics!