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twobits
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2019-06-17 1:40 am  

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 🙁


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Robo Pi
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2019-06-17 5:57 am  

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.

DroneBot Workshop Robotics Engineer
James


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Spyder
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2019-06-18 12:58 am  

I wanna thank you as well !

Awesome project with great details and instructions 🙂

I bought most of the parts that you did (with a few slight modifications, mine is only gonna be a toolbox that follows me around)


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Nawar Alseelawi
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2019-06-22 4:52 pm  

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

Nawar Alseelawi


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Robo Pi
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2019-06-22 6:23 pm  
Posted by: Nawar Alseelawi

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.

 

DroneBot Workshop Robotics Engineer
James


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