Lotus I

built by Sparky Garvin

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Legs
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
tactile sensors flashing LEDs
chirping sounds
servos
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
None None
Programming Lanuage Weight
None N/A
Time to build Cost to build
N/A $40
URL for more information
http://www3.telus.net/rfws/beam/sparky/index.html
Comments
Lotus is a four legged Walker using two modified standard Hobbico servos.

Features of the bot include:
*Speed of 1 foot per 2 seconds! (on a fresh charge)
*Tactile Sensors/ Reverses for 10 secs
*Flashing LEDs
*Chirps When In Reverse (really cool!)
*Never ever tips over!

Lotus is based on the "complete walker circuit" found at: http://www.beam-online.com/Robots/Circuits/circuits.html Athough I made a few changes!

Parts used were: Standard Aluminum Angle bar, electronic components found at radio shack, 1/8" welding rod for legs, 4.8V NiCd recharchable

Lotus is a "B.E.A.M." Walker using the philosophy of robotics presented by Mark Tilden. You can learn all about BEAM at http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/6897/beam2.html and the other links found there.

Email: sparkyg@seark.net

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