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long time no post. umm lastest and greatest idea was after recently gutting my old car i've decided to throw the radio into the my robot just for kicks. gotta have tunes while your showing off your stuff.

nothing but problimos. have to redesign how the wheels fit on to the robot. which means changing how the gear trains and motors fit ect. problem is when wheels r moving bolts that hold them on will tighten or loosen on the axel. loosen the wheel will fall off tightening will result in the wheel not being able to move and the robots steering and power seriosly altered. also adding relays to the robot, right not it is controled by switches on power cord wire after following the robot by about 3 feet of cord i put adaptors on so i could attach extesion cords and steer from any distance away the problem was it droped the current to much to go the distance so adding reallys will compensate and allow me to control from a greater distance away. then later will be able to attache them to a micro pic controler and not have to worry about burnig it out. w/ the car battery. another problem is its top heavy. drives fine on flat ground but we decided to take it outside for a test drive to go ba haing in the snow and it tipped over. having a 12 gallon hoover shop vac for a body w/ the battery located in the top tank and wiring in the bottom. also haven't finished the lights i began designing last year.

woo hoo next monday i'll have pictures of my robot. videos would be more fun but hey i'm not knocking it. in the process of creating headlights for it too. i found 2 holgen light bulbs on clearance and said i think that would be cool so when finished they will strobe back and forth similar to the lights at a rail road crossing. placing red lenses over the lights also for a more interesting look. also looking for a way to determine how fast it moves has to be at least 10mph probally more. until next time......

anybody interested might want to visit http://www.rockies- robotics.com/ just a cool site very similar to this one actually.

i have finaly got my hands on a car battery to use for my power supply. which proves to be quite effeciant. my robot now wieghts around 80 lbs 50-60 of which is the car battery. however i'm finding my self having to put added support on the wheels after a 185lb...(how to put it politely...) idot sat on it. also i have designed a curicuit to have two hologen bulbs strobe back and forth and working on a pc board to mount them on the robot.

i'm having cermountable difficlulty trying to find the neccesary parts for my arm... if anyone knows a place where i can buy metal gears perferably online please email me at: kjub03@yahoo.com

any body intrested in programing in java might want to look at a program called robocode. http://robocode.alphaworks.ibm.com/home/home.html *************************************************** robot wise i found found a battery howerver i'm not sure all the cells are working properly.

Blaah no time to work on my robotic arm but i may change my wheels into treads or multiple sets of bike sprokets w/ chains for the treads i'm thinking one will be to small so it may take me a while to gather multiple sprokets and chains. My robot is kind of unique in so far i've paid for nothing, call me a garbage picker, but everthing has come form the side of the road. which proves difficult to find a power supply.

The next step is to find a job for the arm and hopefully i'll have learned enough in my electronics class to make it autonomus. the ultimate test.

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