It's been quite some time since I've posted here. My last piece of work was my Halloween display which while it was quite rough around the edges, it was very well received at the office.
Today I am here to show you my new creation; Ray.
I decided not to re-build Wall-E and wanted to go with something a little more custom.
He is a type of box-bot that evolved from different cardboard boxes to what he is at this moment which is part foam board and part fibre board wood. I was given a scroll saw by my grandfather and man is that thing fun!
Here are some pics of my progress:
The beginning. Head and body:
Gotta have wheels!
Head vertical movement:
Fibre board base for better stability:
After I added the ping sensor... look what I found for $10 at a garage sale!
Lets see what we have in here... Pretty much only using the tracks for now.
Look at those tracks! Can almost go rock climbing now!
So this is where we are at:
So far I'm really happy with him, but unfortunately the tracks are too hard for the little servos to push. What would you guys/gals recommend? Should I go DC with an H-bridge? I have the gearbox from the original robot, but they're LOUD. Or should I go with a stronger servo than those that came with the kit?
Let me know! I hope you like Ray!