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'''Week 1'''
 
  
Researching possible robot designs.
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== The Robot's Design ==
  
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I have been calling my robot "The Manticore".
  
'''Week 2'''
 
  
Pictures and preliminary design coming later tonight :)
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== Timeline ==
  
  
  
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=== Week 1 ===
  
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Researching possible robot designs, building with LEGOS™, and taking pictures.
  
'''Interesting Links:'''
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=== Week 2 ===
  
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The current robot consists of a body which makes use of two motors that will power two legs each. I am using a locomotive type of motion to allow the legs to walk. Early on I realized that I will have to stagger the rate at which each leg touches the ground, so that it will be able to walk in stead of stand in place and gyrate its body.
  
Snake robots
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I am working on powering the motors using an older Lego system that predates the Mindstorm kits, but still uses the same connectors.
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=== Week 3 ===
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This week I am hoping to finish up the robot by making a few adjustments on the body, and then by adding its legs.
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I also hope to begin assembling a CAD model as soon as the physical assembly is complete.
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== Interesting Links ==
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'''Snake robots'''
 
http://www.snakerobots.com/
 
http://www.snakerobots.com/
  
Samuel L. Jackson's finest
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'''Samuel L. Jackson's finest'''
 
http://www.snakesonaplane.com/
 
http://www.snakesonaplane.com/
  
Lego CAD information
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'''Lego CAD information'''
 
http://www.ldraw.com/
 
http://www.ldraw.com/

Revision as of 10:34, 12 October 2006



Contents

The Robot's Design

I have been calling my robot "The Manticore".


Timeline

Week 1

Researching possible robot designs, building with LEGOS™, and taking pictures.

Week 2

The current robot consists of a body which makes use of two motors that will power two legs each. I am using a locomotive type of motion to allow the legs to walk. Early on I realized that I will have to stagger the rate at which each leg touches the ground, so that it will be able to walk in stead of stand in place and gyrate its body.

I am working on powering the motors using an older Lego system that predates the Mindstorm kits, but still uses the same connectors.

Week 3

This week I am hoping to finish up the robot by making a few adjustments on the body, and then by adding its legs.

I also hope to begin assembling a CAD model as soon as the physical assembly is complete.




Interesting Links

Snake robots http://www.snakerobots.com/

Samuel L. Jackson's finest http://www.snakesonaplane.com/

Lego CAD information http://www.ldraw.com/