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Well, I have thought about my new robot for a couple of
weeks now. I started with the take care of everything in
the yard robot, added a touch of reality, and ended up
with a robot that will be able to cut and aerate the
After researching robot lawnmowers (both commercial and
homemade), I have discovered an interesting commonality.
They all work on level surfaces. Thus, these creations
will not free me from my lawn mowing prison. Why?
Because, my yard has two areas with considerable
As for budget, I would like to submit that a brand new
ride-on mower can now be purchased for about $900 US.
Furthermore, a brand new robot lawnmower can be zooming
around my yard for about $700 US. So, to prevent my
creative plans from turning into purchase plans, I have
decided to set my budget at about $150 US.
This week I hope to measure the maximum inclination angle
for both areas of concern in my yard. This will allow me
to differentiate between the areas of inclination and the
drop-off (curb) by the end of my driveway.
Another topic of interest for this week is the framing
material. I am looking for a low cost framing material
that will cleanup easily after use.
There will soon be a time when I will no longer be able to
avoid topics such as steering and traction.