Monday, June 2, 2008

Robotics, first attempt:

(Find the part of a Gateway computer in the pic.)
My servos arrived for my Hero1 project, but since I didn't have all of the parts yet, I thought I'd dive in and build a "BoeBot." Having never built anything mechanical that actually worked, I'm very pleased with the end result. It uses a Propeller Protboard, two continuous rotation servos, an SD card, and a PING sensor mounted on the front servo. It's runs a version of BASIC for programming from it's serial connection. I have to re-order more parts for my HERO project, as I can't bring myself to pull apart my first bot.
(Didn't find it? The plastic base and PING bracket were cut from the top of an old Gateway tower.)