This is a continuation of my original thread, "Niek's Omnibot Adventure".
Though I technically finished my omnibot about a year ago, I was too impatient to take the time and put it together well. He was roaming around for a while before both his shoulders broke off (they were put on using hot glue). This is how he'd been spending the last year:
My recent visit to EZ-Robot reminded me how great building robots is. That's why I decided to completely take apart and rebuild my omnibot. Here's what I plan on doing:
1. Fixing his shoulders, wrists and claw.
2. Laser-cutting a volt- and ammeter panel to replace the fake tape deck.
3. Building a new mount for his head servo. Before I used popsickle sticks, so as you can imagine it didn't rotate very smoothly.
4. Making the wire a bit less messy.
5. Replacing the dead battery.
Wish me luck
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Here's my workbench after a busy week:
The first thing I did was epoxy a servo horn to the inside of the shoulder.
Next I put on the part that attaches to the body and bolted on the servo. I had to cut out a little bit of the mount to make it fit.
I also drilled a hole through to be able to attach the servo to the horn using a screw.
The wrist used a crappy non-brand servo, so that was replaced with a better one.
For the claw I initially put in a really tiny micro servo. This was too weak to even open it so it was replaced with an external 9g servo.
And that's the new right arm! Now onto the left
I'll be watching closely how you do the arms, I was never happy with the arms on Melvin (which is why he has none at the moment).
Now I may go the external route if you don't mind me asking, how have you connected to the grippers inside?
How do they perform using these servos?
I would've used metal gear mini servo's, but I didn't have any.
Good luck with your restoration, look forward to seeing more of what you've done with him.
I guess I should ask: are you looking for making the Omnibot better? Or are you just looking for restoration resources?