60806Self introduction and my bots!
- Mar 3, 2012Hello all!
This would be my first post, so I figured it would best be spent introducing myself! (It should be noted that I'm new to this whole Yahoo Groups thing, so if this post goes completely awry I apologize!) My name's David and I have essentially two hobbies: restoring classic cars and robots. I was very interested in BEAM robotics a few years ago and then I fell out of touch with them for a while. This last winter I picked up the soldering iron again and dove in headfirst!
I started off with the familiar, the FRED Photopopper. I built three of these, all of which can be seen here:
Then I moved on to a Symet (which is rocking eight capacitors and the EZSE) which can be seen here:
My most recent concoction is a crawler built using Wilf's uCrawler as a design template. I added some solar cells and a circuit with an LDR to stop the bot in bright sunlight and let it charge the batteries up. When the light fades out or a shadow gets in the way, the bot starts walking along searching for the bright sunlight again! Tons of pictures and the full story here (there's 3 pages, so make sure you click through to the third page to see the completed bot):
Thank you guys for keeping the BEAM robotics community alive as this place has been an excellent resource! I hope I can integrate into the community and potentially become a regular contributor.
Thanks for looking guys!
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