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=Old Inchworm Robot=
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==Current Status==
  
 
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot robot] is in the correct shape, and the motors have been added.  They both work, but I only have one cable for connecting a motor to a [http://www.handyboard.com/ Handyboard], so I can't power them both until I find another one.  I also need to add the sensors to toggle the motors when the robot's "hump" is fully up, or fully down.   
 
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot robot] is in the correct shape, and the motors have been added.  They both work, but I only have one cable for connecting a motor to a [http://www.handyboard.com/ Handyboard], so I can't power them both until I find another one.  I also need to add the sensors to toggle the motors when the robot's "hump" is fully up, or fully down.   
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I'll post some photos soon.
 
I'll post some photos soon.
  
=Known Problems=
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==Known Problems==
  
 
The robot will not work on the carpet in my room; there is not enough traction.  It works on the tile floor in my kitchen, and I assume that is good enough.
 
The robot will not work on the carpet in my room; there is not enough traction.  It works on the tile floor in my kitchen, and I assume that is good enough.
  
=History=
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==History==
  
 
I tried out a number of different animals before I found one that seems feasible.  My first idea, a hopping robot, turned out to be too hard to implement with the materials available.  I played around with the lego kit one night while going through a biology textbook, and decided to go with an inchworm-like robot.
 
I tried out a number of different animals before I found one that seems feasible.  My first idea, a hopping robot, turned out to be too hard to implement with the materials available.  I played around with the lego kit one night while going through a biology textbook, and decided to go with an inchworm-like robot.
  
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==Links==
  
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j9Rg0KhlZE Video with the song I want my robot to sing]
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j9Rg0KhlZE Video with the song I want my robot to sing]

Revision as of 15:11, 10 October 2006

Contents

Old Inchworm Robot

Current Status

The robot is in the correct shape, and the motors have been added. They both work, but I only have one cable for connecting a motor to a Handyboard, so I can't power them both until I find another one. I also need to add the sensors to toggle the motors when the robot's "hump" is fully up, or fully down.

The motors are strong enough to pull the robot in its current form, so I assume that means it is feasible.

I'll post some photos soon.

Known Problems

The robot will not work on the carpet in my room; there is not enough traction. It works on the tile floor in my kitchen, and I assume that is good enough.

History

I tried out a number of different animals before I found one that seems feasible. My first idea, a hopping robot, turned out to be too hard to implement with the materials available. I played around with the lego kit one night while going through a biology textbook, and decided to go with an inchworm-like robot.

Links