Older blog entries for Pontifier (starting at number 3)

I have over the past few day built a master/slave arm set. the master is 4 100k potentometers mounted on a frame to fit my arm, and wired into a joystick port. 2 pots in the shoulder give elevation, and rotation. 1 pot for the elbow. and one for the gripper. 4 sevos make up the arm, 1 coresponding directly to each potentometer, and making an arm that is roughly the same dimensions as my arm, and has nearly the same degree of freedom, though it is somewhat weak.

the interface is an ifi robotics issac16 setup, the operator interface takes joysticks as input, and gives a wireless link to the robot controller. the robot controller is a basic stamp 2 or something, and has 8 PWM outputs.

I am planning to use it to hand out candy for halloween.

I have finaly built a small remote controled robot with a griping arm. You can see details and pictures on my website. will most likely build a better chasis in the next few days.

I have been doing some research on computer vision systems and have a few ideas about how to use a digital camera to navigate and map an environment by overlapping pictures.

Made a small rc bot from 2 servos I modified(wheels), and one normal servo(verticle arm). I used a model plane remote and reciever I had sitting around to control it.

Got an ifi robotics controler and have done some design work on a continuously variable transmision for a battlebot

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