built by Bill Robison

Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
video camera drive motors
camera motor
Control Method Power Source
Radio/Control Battery
CPU Type Operating System
None None
Programming Lanuage Weight
None N/A
Time to build Cost to build
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This is my first attempt at a robot project. I dissected an old R/C dump truck and used the chassis for the base platform. Also I used the motor that controlled the dump truck bed for a wireless camera control. The camera rotates 360 degrees, but I want to eventually adapt another motor to it so I can control the camera UP and DOWN.

I think this project would be ideal for using in areas that are inaccessible or difficult to access. Such as checking under a house or building.

I did have some problems getting the camera mounted to the motor. The camera has a threaded tripod adapter on the bottom, so I found a bolt that screwed into it and put a plastic tubular adapter over it and allowed enough room on the other end to put it over the gear shaft of the motor.

I want to eventually hook up an OOPIC controller I have to it. But I am a novice at the OOPIC, too.

If anyone has some tips for me please feel free to contact me:

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