Build Your Own Combat Robot by Pete Miles

By Pete Miles

Create your personal robust combating robotic from begin to end utilizing this easy-to-follow guide. Robotics specialists Pete Miles and Tom Carroll clarify the technological know-how and know-how at the back of robots, and express you what fabrics you want to construct and application a robotic for domestic, institution, and festival.

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Once you have the physical constraints written down, you can start laying out the conceptual design of your bot. Sketch out what you would like your bot to look like and do. Include the unique features and weapons you would like your bot to have. A lot of this is paper-and-pencil or CAD (computer aided design) work. Next, make a list of performance goals you’d like to achieve, such as how fast you want your bot to go or how much weight you want it to be able to push. How much must the armor withstand in punishment, and how will your bot’s weapon attack the enemy?

Shearing and breaking fasteners 9. Using homemade motor speed controllers 10. Wheels becoming damaged by weapon or hazards, or jammed because of the body getting bent into them Chapter 2: S Getting Started ources of Robot Parts There are a few hobbyist robot companies that offer parts for smaller machines; but for builders of larger combat robots, it’s not that easy to find parts. Some companies—like C&H Sales, Grainger, McMaster Carr, and Servo Systems—offer many items that are ideal for robot construction, and other sources listed in the appendixes at the end of this book offer more choices.

Points were given to each bot for each obstacle successfully navigated. The final event was the Gauntlet event. Each bot had to crash through five increasingly difficult obstructions. The obstacles included a pane of glass, a wall made of pint-sized metal cans, small bricks, stacked cement blocks, and a large weighted box. Two bots ran identical parallel courses, and the first bot that moved the weighted box won the event. Points were also awarded for each obstacle the bot went through. The bot with the most points after the three events won the preliminary round and got to fight the winner of another set of events.

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