Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor
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RetrievalBot

Well, I've gotten my first version of the RetrievalBot complete. It's a track-chassis Roverbot (one of the basics in the Lego Mindstorms Constructopedia) with a single bumper on the back, and a homebrew odd spring-ish arm.

Pics: (all images are 800x600, hence just links)

http://www.weyr.org/~kistaro/SideView.jpg
Side view of the robot.


http://www.weyr.org/~kistaro/SideViewArmUp.jpg
Side view, with the retrieval arm fully up. It can continue another 90 degrees forward to pin an object. (Hand, shirt, and pants belong to my father.)

http://www.weyr.org/~kistaro/TopView.jpg
Top view of the robot.

http://www.weyr.org/~kistaro/FrontViewArmDown.jpg
A front view of the robot.

http://www.weyr.org/~kistaro/FrontViewArmUp.jpg
Last pic: front view of the robot, arm up. The hand in the image supporting the arm is mine.

And yes, the robot's arm is able to move on its own; it just hasn't been programmed yet, hence is off, and therefore is not powering the motor.
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