First Look At The Upgraded Model


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It's been a little while since I have posted anything. I have since done a complete remake of my first robot "UBM1" and have created my next version. It is all around better. Bigger motors, stronger chassis and just a better design. Still a ways to go but figured I would share my progress so far.
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Nice. What is the body made from?
Really interesting looking robot! Perry beat me to it but I was going to ask the same, what's the body made from?

What kind of features and behaviors have you planned for the bot?
The body is made of 22 gauge sheet metal and I little bit of an old metal shop vacuum for the removable top and chrome holding brackets.

It's still in the early works but was thinking it could be used for security surveillance, have a built in power converter for charging a device or using small power tools then give it a fun autonomous personality.
I thought that looked like a 1970's era shop vac. Like it!

It's r2d2's first prototype! it's cool!
Seems like the perfect kind of droid to do some surveillance and what not. Looking forward to your future updates!
Robot is now functional!
That is a very clean looking build, nice,
Look forward to a video, I like DIY.
Thank you, I will post a video in the near future.
Very cool robot! Can't wait to see a video of it in action!
Very cool, I like your style.
Congrats! Very neat work!
Wow @MikeJ! That's awesome! Great progress- you've totally inspired me to work on my project this weekend! :)
Thank you! I figured i should post a little demo.
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First look at the installation of an ultrasonic distance sensor with sweeping motion. With my first bot I couldn’t get this to work but so far I have success this time around. Now I just need to set my motors up for speed control befor he breaks something. Just a little to fast to react correctly.
Very nice! I am working with my ultrasonic sensor now.. Hope to have something working soon. Amazing work my friend!
Thanks, nx2overide!
Looking forward to seeing your progress!