- Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:57
DumpsterBot (AKA DumbsterBot ) was the result of a plan to make a simple first pass low cost robot. By keeping my expectations low and using easy to fabricate materials (cardboard and hot-glue) I was able to give myself a greater likelihood of success. Plus I find running and gunning design can be rather fun for early development. The primary goal of this robot is to be a table survival robot, a robot that can explore the surface of a clean table without falling off. It is powered by two servo motors, reads the table edge with two micro rocker switches and is controlled by an arduino uno hooked up to a rechargeable battery. The body was built around the parts using scrap cardboard and a hot glue gun. With DumpsterBot complete I now have a platform for future club challenge competitions.
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