Project X-men "juggernaut"

joseph4760

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Project X-Men "Juggernaut"
I just purchased from ebay an MGA-1 Quadtrax which I plan on merging the upper torso of a robosapien. My plan for this weekend is, to open up the quadtrax and see if I can hack its circuit board.

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I'm looking at removing the the canopy and mounting the Robosapien torso.

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I will use the old EZ controller to get it up and working, and then transition to the new controller.

I love the Revolution, and I have my eye on "Six" as my next purchase.

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This past weekend I opened up Juggernaut to see what I would find inside, and I was surprised to find that this platform is platform was built quite well.
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The treads are in great shape, and as you can see this platform is a combination gear and chain drive system. The whole chassis is basically a transmission.

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I removed the old circuit boards, and found that there are four motors that drive this platform.

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Okay here I was having a little fun.
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Here is a mock-up of the Robosapien and the Quad together.
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I will have to raise the Robosapien up a bit, so when I raise the the tracks up they won't contact his arms.
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I have completed the wiring from the H-Bridge's to the motors. I have to get up early in the morning, so I'll stop here and pick up again tomorow

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I have wired the motor controllers to the EZB. @Rich, thank you for providing the tutorial on the H-Bridge. Now I'm entering the testing phase. If all goes well, I will move on to attaching the Robosapien upper torso to the base.

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This is a rlly cool platform. It reminds me of something Irobot makes for police and military.
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@jstarne1, I agree, so far everything is working just fine. I'm in the process of tidying up the wiring. I'm looking to provide separate power for the EZB and the 4 motors. Originally this was powered with a 9.6v battery. I have been testing it with two 7.2v batteries wired parallel. There is not enough room to place the battery/s and put the top shell on. I will have to mount the battery/s on the outer shell. Can you recommend some batteries for me to use? Thanks in advance!
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It has been awhile since I posted. Progress as been slow but steady.
I was planning on adding the upper torso of the Robosapien, but unfortunately I fried the Robosapien board, so I opted for another direction. I have a old Timex radio that I got off of Ebay that I thought might make a good head for Juggernaut.

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Sorry about your robosapien. The Timex clock is a great looking substitute for the head.