Monthly Archives: March 2011

ArdDog Challenge Review and Update

The challenge didn’t quite get completed and it certainty didn’t go to plan but it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed every minuet of the frantic building. Review In review I feel I should address why I originally … Continue reading

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(22:00 – Python and servos)

I want to control the robot from python, to allow me quick and easy prototyping as well as debugging. I plan to use the arduino as a serial bridge between the python code and the servos. This must have been … Continue reading

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(20:30 – Robot is built!!!)

The robot is now built !!!! It took at lot of hardwork but it is finally standing assembled and ready for programming. The good news is able to stand freely as in the photo. The bad news is it does … Continue reading

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(18:00 – System Build part1)

After de-boxing all the servos, getting charitable donations from other robots and finding enough screws to hold the whole lot together the build gets under-way. The chassis servos and brackets are fitted first, due to time I am salvaging some … Continue reading

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(17:00 – Leg Testing)

Just a quick post pinpoint restarting again. I have just run the arduino servo_sweep example application on each servo in the leg. The leg moves quite well unsupported, the hip motor in the chassis sounded a bit more stressed than … Continue reading

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(16:30 – First Leg)

The first leg constructed !!!!! Now its built I am very concerned how far the first 2 hip servos stick out. I think that the servo will struggle trying to support the whole leg. It looks like its going to … Continue reading

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(16:00 – leg parts)

With the 3D printer out of action its on to build the legs from alu sheet. There are a lot of parts this time an entire A4 sheet of them…thats a lot of cutting and drilling!!! And here is the … Continue reading

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