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Please see this PDF for instructions
Here’s the slides to a presentation that I made, entitled “Antweight Robots for Geeks“
This page attempts to explain batteries: the different types that you will encounter in robotics and some terms associated with them. There are five types of rechargable batteries used in robots. Words in red are explained in the glossary below.
The Charge-switch This solution was to solve a triple problem: the rules require an on/off switch, secondly, how can one charge the battery in a sealed case without continually opening and closing the case. Lastly, this charge-switch needs to be … Continue reading
I was asked to provide a price list for Dynamite. As I had just rebuilt it from scratch I thought I’d describe the process, with prices.
When I switched to Lithium Polymer batteries I had to deal with the increased voltage, as I had previously been running at 4.8 volts (four NiMh cells) and the receiver and servos were not rated for the higher voltage, and … Continue reading
This documents how I dealt with the problem of transferring circular to linear motion wih a sliderail. Electra’s slide rail looks like this
This page is about the Spektrum remote control system, and how to apply it to robots: in my case, antweight robots, although I’m sure most of this applies to other weight categories.
These instructions show you how I attach a Lego wheel like this to a motor like this (We call these motors Sanyo copies, because are all similar to the first ones of this type that we saw which were made by Sanyo). Warning: … Continue reading