Live Robot Hack Session

Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack.....Wednesday of wonder!

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Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack (Part 2)

Note: This hack has been changed to Wednesday night due to a meeting time change.

I've always loved the look of the Rock'em Sock'em Robots game but absolutely hated the feel of it. My goal will to robotize the game. I'll be adding in Micro HDD servos for the punching arms and 2 mini gantry systems for the X-Y movement. I'd like the game to feel like a real life super punch out! I hope to add the capability to play with two players (USB joysticks), or against an A.I. opponent. I'd also like to incorporate the power glove in some way. While I'm not a fan of robot violence I do have a special place in my heart for friendly, non-destructive, competition.

I will continue to tweak the hardware and I hope to get into some of the software with EZ-Builder.

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haha blue bomber awesome name.and the other red rocket maybe?
@Nomad you are very close on the Red bot's name!

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haha thats cool.ah there comes the name from rock em sock em ?
Great going, waiting to see the final product

Best of luck!
Thanks for doing this Jeremie. It's very interesting and fun to watch. I'm learning a lot. You're a real artisan. I can't wait to see the end result.
Well I figured out why I couldn't drive 4 stepper motors at the same time with the CNC Shield. My 12V 1A wall adapter was rated too low. I needed more current. I switched to a 12V 1.5A wall adapter and all was good!

I also figured out that I didn't need A4 and A5 to control axis A (the 4th axis) I could just use the jumper settings (just above the voltage input) to select D12 and D13 (and add them in the test code). 

Well that's one less challenge to solve for the next hack night!:D