A Preview of my new...
 
Notifications
Clear all

A Preview of my new robot...


DroneBot Workshop
(@dronebot-workshop)
Workshop Guru Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1052
Topic starter  

There is actually a new section on the forum with some short videos, however it's "hidden" until I get it finished.

I'll also be sending out a newsletter with a link to some preview content next week.

Until then, here are a few shots of my new 6-wheel rover, while it is still shiny and clean - it's going out to play in the leaves soon!

IMG 0137
IMG 0135
IMG 0138
IMG 0136

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


DaveE, wrhastings, Arlo and 6 people liked
Quote
Will
 Will
(@will)
Prominent Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 817
 

@dronebot-workshop

Looks good, can't wait to see it chasing squirrels 🙂


ReplyQuote
rhubka
(@rhubka)
Active Member
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 7
 

OMG...  That is cool COOL and BIG.  Can't wait to see what boards are running this Big Boy. 😍 


ReplyQuote
byron
(@byron)
Honorable Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 690
 

@dronebot-workshop

you are a tease, making us guess what's in those boxes, and feeding us with previews.  But I think you need to get that bot outdoors before those Autumn leaves turn to snow.  

In my youth I briefly lived and worked in Georgetown near Toronto, and there was snow from October until April.  It was good fun on the snowmobiles, but my impression was of very long winters.  Maybe it was just a cold year and and with the global warming I expect the snow comes later these days.  Maybe you have plans to put a snow shovel on the front.

I do anticipate your upcoming videos with relish.  My outdoor test bot is based on the 4 wheeled version of your 6 wheeler and currently only has one box on top.  I may get box envy. 🤢   Mind you, if a passer by see's your bot they may think its the latest Amazon delivery service and try to relieve it of a box or two. 😎 

This post was modified 4 weeks ago by byron

ReplyQuote
robotBuilder
(@robotbuilder)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1004
 

@dronebot-workshop

Will be interesting to see what you have managed to implement and if it is ROS based.

My guess is GPS and LIDAR.  And with the camera perhaps it is a semi-autonomous teleoperated robot that uses a wireless network.

 

This post was modified 4 weeks ago by robotBuilder

ReplyQuote
DroneBot Workshop
(@dronebot-workshop)
Workshop Guru Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1052
Topic starter  

My new robot is designed to work outdoors, as well as indoors. But one aspect of running outdoors is that it will get dirty.

Here it is after a run in the Autumn leaves - it took me about 15 minutes to get all the debris out of the chassis!

IMG 0153

😎

Bill

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


robotBuilder, WhitneyDesignLabs, Lee G and 2 people liked
ReplyQuote
Will
 Will
(@will)
Prominent Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 817
 

@dronebot-workshop 

It looks right at home outdoors too.

Maybe some fly screen fit between the base and the boxes would cut down the dirt and leaf collection.


ReplyQuote
Spudger
(@spudger)
Active Member
Joined: 4 weeks ago
Posts: 13
 

@dronebot-workshop

Ah, going outdoors with your robot is a big step, and perhaps a slippery slope. You're already crossing over and into the autonomous maintenance phase of mechatronics. Next thing ya know, you'll need to create a swarm of debris removing, RPA (Robotic Process Automation) MAcro-Maintenance-BOt-Swarm (MAMBOS), you'll need more onboard storage for them and for the compartmentalized, debris bins for recycling all the non-organic waste removed, fluid tanks (unless you go the ultra-sonic route), solar panels for battery charging. But wait, the MAMBOS will need their own MIcro-Maintenance-BOt-Swarm (MIMBOS) who, in turn, will need NAMBOS, not to mention the QUEBS (QUantum-Entangled-Bot-Swarm), which are going to be very difficult to keep track of ...

bot scratching head

 

This post was modified 4 weeks ago by Spudger

Spudger

The rocket worked perfectly, except for landing on the wrong planet.- Wernher Von Braun


ReplyQuote
robotBuilder
(@robotbuilder)
Noble Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1004
 

@spudger 

Indeed I have often thought about how a robot needs to self monitor and self correct when things go wrong like losing a leg or have dust on the lens of a camera. The biological world works that way all the way down to self correcting errors in the DNA.

 


ReplyQuote
WhitneyDesignLabs
(@whitneydesignlabs)
Trusted Member
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 61
 

Yay! Very excited to hear more about this. 🙂

Like: Python, Adept: C++, Don't like: Java


ReplyQuote
Mr Owl
(@mr-owl)
Eminent Member
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 43
 

@dronebot-workshop 

This is great -  6 Wheel Outdoor Rover - timely the leaves are down and we have snow today

Very interested in this one ; over the summer  I build this  one  while waiting for DB1 to pick up again

see attached

20210724 173834

 


ReplyQuote
Arlo
 Arlo
(@arlo)
Eminent Member
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 23
 

One look at it sitting in the leaves and all I could think of is a turret with a leaf blower mounted on it. It would certainly surprise the dog and squirrels and they couldn't get you for animal cruelty,  "But I was just getting rid of the leaves!".


Will liked
ReplyQuote
Will
 Will
(@will)
Prominent Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 817
 

@arlo 

Adds a whole new layer of meaning to "Blew 'em away" 🙂


ReplyQuote
wrhastings
(@wrhastings)
New Member
Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 2
 

Really looking forward to this. I've been contemplating building a line painting robot, for athletic fields. This might be a great staring platform, especially with the GPS-RTK.


ReplyQuote