Thanks for starting this project.
I just want to thank you for starting this project. Over the years I have tinkered with a few robot projects. Just a platform, motors, and a RC controller. They never kept my interest.
DB1 has been interesting. At first, I just started building along. Lately, I have been using DB1 as a simple platform to learn ROS. I am currently using a NUC as the primary compute unit. I hope to figure out what makes a Jestson Nano a better choice.
Got to run and try to get a couple hours of natural sunlight here in Wisconsin while I can. I can't spend all of my free time hidden away in my basement workshop or I will get sick 🙁
Yes, I too would like to thank Bill for starting the DB-1 project and keeping it nice and well-separated from the original DroneBot Workshop projects.
The DB-1 is a project that I will be following with great interest. Unfortunately I am not in a position financially or time-wise to actually build the DB-1 myself. Actually I guess it comes down more to finances since if I actually had the exact parts I could probably assemble them pretty quickly. My problem is that I need to cut corners on all the parts, so that means a ton of fabrication using salvaged scrap parts. And that can become extremely time-consuming.
I am working toward building a scratch-built robot very similar to the DB-1, but because it is scratch-built it's coming along very slowly. None the less, I am still very interested in watching how Bill builds the DB-1.
This is going to be great watching someone build a sophisticated robot from the ground up.
So I can't thank you enough for sharing your robot-building journey with us Bill. It's a fantastic series to be sure.
Thank you Bill, you are really my lost jewel, I was hoping for a long time to find a website or a platform that really takes my hand through building a real robot. thank you for that
Agreed. Insofar as I know there are no other YouTube builders who are offering to show the entire construction of a full robot from the ground up. And if any other makers are offering such a thing it would be hard to imagine them being as thorough and detailed as Bill's.