Not Much For Sharing But Just To Get Reactions To What I'm Building

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Step 1 was to get some idea of my vision. So I took what was at hand and got it rolling just to get a feel. Now I understand where it's going. Yep for military and gun enthusiasts that is a working AR-15.

I started cutting steel for the frame and turret. Waiting on my V4 to arrive. Been outlining the programming. Until I get the V4 in hand I'm not sure if I'll bring more V4s into the mix or add arduinos. For those of you that have the v4, ideas?

For all intents and purposes this thing is intended to patrol the property at programmed times and then go into hold mode for a time to listen, watch and save battery life. If while it is holding any stationary or on-board sensors pick up an anomaly then the sentry will be directed to investigate while sending me alerts and/or video feed.

My idea is for a rolling platform (this one) and sensor pods (for lack of a better word at the moment) that are stationary but all meshed via a control server to talk to each other.

What I posted is not capable for off road use so when I get the chassis built and the V4 controller I'll post the true prototype and video the field tests (successes and failures).

Just some random thoughts;

The goal is to have an autonomous sentry that can be taken over by manual control as needed.

GPS guidance system to contain the thing within certain boundaries and for the server to know were it is in real time.

I'm a decent programmer but I need to make sure all the bugs are out before going live with an AR. (a real gun is a joke for those of you that might be worried) Possibly a paintball marker with pepper or rubber ammo.

remote charging station

and the list goes on . . . . . . .


Yes I am serious, yes I may have PTSD (at least that is the head doctor's opinion) but I'll sleep better at night knowing the coyotes and an occasional Big Foot don't get the drop on me ;)
Robot Doc
Commented September 2014
I ordered three cameras and one EZB(4) controller 6 weeks ago and DHL delivered the package yesterday. The controller was missing but it could of been that the packer didn't know the controller is two parts and just included the power unit. EZ Robot is sending me a replacement next week.
pacowang
Commented October 2014
Well worth the wait I think. For now it looks like they are going through a growth cycle. If they keep this up they'll be in the big leagues soon. DJ Sures, no matter how successful EZ-Robot becomes I hope you keep the small company way of doing business.

Hope the company prospers and you are all paid well for the hard work.

Standing by
jstarne1
Commented October 2014
Personally i love the AR :) lol , i have a couple gunner robots. It is a fantastic challenge but honestly it also goes to say there is a huge safety factor. Obviously hes thinking more along the lines of a airsoft or paintball replica but that still has about 80 percent of the same engineering challanges.

Also since the forum rules were created and posted 2 years ago there are no rules agianst robots having lasers, guns , projectiles , darts , bb's , lawn mower blades , saws , water jets , paint ball guns, chainsaws, hammers, flame throwers or time altering devices.

, but please , don't use curse language or ague with others. We gotta keep it clean for all the other mad scientists in here.
robotz12248
Commented October 2014
WoW Josh! I'm thinking you're setting your self up for some bad JuJu. After seeing this post I thought I might mention my RoBo jeep project. I did see that it's still in the "share" section of the forum. I still have not finished it. I'm down to a steering servo/setup and misc wiring. If anyone is interested I'd be more then happy to share.
Lloyd
RoboHappy
Commented October 2014
I'm certainly not offended by the AR idea. I think the design is sound and I too would do the same. I'm totally for automated defense system designs, its pretty cool. We need more of that. I've always been a fan of a Terminator type of robot (would be a dream to build a real one someday).
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Published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014