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Published on June 21 2014

New Bot Under Construction - Noles-d (nawless-d)

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So my life is finally at a better place and it's time to get back into robots. I have been watching all of the great builds and just couldn't stand it any longer. I've started construction on Noles- D (pronounced Nawless-D), my Non-Lethal Security Droid. I am using a bar-b-que grill for the main body and constructing the base and drive system myself. He will use a tracked drive system with wheelchair motors. The non-lethal part includes twin airsoft machine guns, a paintball gun, and twin rocket launchers. He will also have a gripping claw and 5 DOF arm, along with on-board computer and array of sensors. I am using the V3 boards with Noles and have converted them to USB connect since I have an on-board computer. When completed he should stand a little over 3 feet high and weigh about 150lbs. The base section is 1/2" oak plywood that will be covered with carbon fiber. Here are a few pics of my progress so far. As always, community suggestions and assistance is always appreciated.

Also, if any of the community is in the Phoenix area I would love to meet up and discuss projects - help each other out, etc.


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This is the base drive section so far. I should start coating it with carbon fiber tomorrow.


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This is his claw, it uses MG995 metal gear servos for grip and wrist. Should be strong enough to get me a beer from the fridge.


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This is one of his rockets modified to be fired from a tube. I am using ABS drain tube.


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Here is the grill I got from Goodwill for 3 bucks. It had never been used but should work perfect for me.

I cut out some acrylic to mount up inside the grill dome to house the bulk of my electronics. The computer will be on the base and easily accessible.

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I've started attaching some electronics - main EZ-B board, cooling fans, voltage regulators, etc.

A big part of this security bot for me is intimidation. If they are intimidated they will leave. But I also want security monitoring and a functional service droid. One EZ-B will control the bulk of the work, while the second one will mostly control the arm. I will post more as I make more progress - and beg for the input of the community (truly the best resource around).
January 8 2015
Het Bret,,, do you have the link for those motors?
January 8 2015
Thanks!
February 9 2015
Bret.tallent,
Just checking to see if any updates on your cool project?
October 2 2015
Nope, lot of things going on with me. Just now getting set up to start back with him.