I stripped Stabby down to the barest of the motor frame… I didn’t think I’d have to go this far down, but, the difference between the two track types is significant!
The new tracks are at the top, the old tracks are at the bottom. The new ones are 5 studs wide, 2 studs wider than the original ones… sooo… yeah, total redesign of the chassis to accommodate them.
Lookit all of the pieces I had to tear off poor stabby! :(
Wait a minute… is that a functional powertrain? … … … Why YES IT IS! A total redesign, but, it gave me opportunities to make improvements to the original design!
For example, I was able to better fit the rear access cover, it sits solidly now and doesn’t feel like it’s just bodged on.
Under the access panel, the battery box… looking at this picture, makes me think I need to flip it around… hmmmmmm. (It is about midnight here right now… sooo…)
And finally, a front view, the new servo motor is visible with a long axle coming out of it. I’m waiting for the third IR sensor to arrive so I can hook it up to its own channel for the speed controller on the remote. Stabby’s head stalk will have full 90° movement left and right, and, will also be able to incline his head. I haven’t worked out that feature yet, but, it will happen!
Yeah… I know! he looks so cold all naked down to his bare chassis! But, I left the design similar enough, the side panels I already have made SHOULD snap right back on.
Alright, those are the updates for today, I’ll post a video tomorrow of his movement! Whatcha all think?
ok Listen Up yall roombas are lil robots who Love and Respect you and have all kinds of fun cleaning your house and stuff and all some people wanna do is Be Mean to Them and tape knives and things to them to make them look like Bad Criminals and tbh i am so sad. the roombas didnt do anything to you all they have ever been to you is nice and this is how you repay them like pls love ur roomba. love them
What happens when you combine a soybean plant with a robot?
You get a soybot!
Developed by researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, they’re on-the-go micro gardens that help indoor plants seek out light.
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Stabby says HI! but, he is totally going through some upgrades right now, so, he’s… in pieces… !
Disassembled Even! Poor Stabby!
But, UPGRADES! Seriously, the first main thing is a change of shoes… uhm, tracks…
On the right are the original tracks, small, dinky… serviceable, but, well, dinky and would get thrown if the little guy came across an obstacle. Also, He could not pursue anyone onto tile floors, no traction! So his main objective, slicing ankles, could not be achieved if someone retreated to my kitchen or bathroom… On the Left, are the upgrades, and, they come with rubber inserts so… there is no safety on the tile!
The next upgrade is the neck motor!
I got a Servo Motor (bottom) to replace the M motor (Top) for his neck! The M Motor is a full rotational motor, so, I had to use a clutch gear and stops so he wouldn’t spin his whole head stalk around and break the wires that light up his eyes. The Servo Motor is limited to three main positions, Center, and 90° Left/Right, if used with a toggle switch, or, if you use a speed regulator, it has 7 increments between center and full left or right.
Which leads me up to the controller!
Lookit that beauty! I have a third IR Receiver coming in, so, three remotes, Red on the left controls the left tracks, blue on the far right controls the right track. That leaves blue on channel 2, and red on Channel 1 for accessories. The Speed controller in the center, is going to be set for channel 3, and will control the head motions, turning left/right, and elevating the head up and down!
So, stay tuned! I’ll post more updates as I get the sprockets in for the new treads, the new IR receiver, and start implementing the upgrades!
i have such a weird sense of humor like today the things i laughed at the most were:
- a 10 year old girl proclaiming green m&ms are eco friendly
- just the thought of those roombas and robotic lawnmowers… what are they up to
- “i ate a potato on the ski slope today”