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Topics => Robotics => Topic started by: hoff70 on Jul 30, 2012, 05:09 am

Title: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Jul 30, 2012, 05:09 am
The toaster broke a few days ago so I figured I'd turn it into a robot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yu31k65HtY

It's just going through some motion testing in the video to make sure the electronics are OK.

I plan on having the ping sensor come up when it's powered on and do some obstacle avoidance. Maybe pop down when triggered by something?  I was also considering having the wheels or tracks raise up into the chassis. Kind of a "Turtle Toaster"  :P Some red pulsing led's in the toast slots?

I'm working on a fork launcher for the 2nd toast slot...

Here's some chassis testing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew2YN2mGKts
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Jantje on Jul 30, 2012, 02:04 pm
I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Far-seeker on Jul 30, 2012, 09:03 pm

I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje


Normally, I wouldn't give a standard toaster a second look.  However, one with visible tank treads, an external circuit board and wiring, as well as a bright LED is another matter... ;)
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Jul 30, 2012, 09:19 pm

I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje

I dunno, I had visions of the talky toaster from Red Dwarf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Red_Dwarf_characters#Talkie_Toaster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Red_Dwarf_characters#Talkie_Toaster)).  Would you like some toast with that?
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Jul 30, 2012, 11:28 pm
Here's his innards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwux5Z4s1k0

I've been working on this today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPHmTMkOPM

I figured the ability to look up would give him a lot more personality. 
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Jul 30, 2012, 11:40 pm
Cool by the way.  8) ;) :D
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Jantje on Jul 31, 2012, 12:16 am
position it so it can look up and down. That makes it look real life  8)
Keep up the good work
Jantje
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Jul 31, 2012, 03:08 am
Thanks guys!

I have the head worked out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qho3-cUep0A

There is just enough room for him to squeeze out the slot and rotate.

Coding him will be a challenge so I'll be looking for some help!
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Far-seeker on Jul 31, 2012, 03:58 pm
With the head it'll end-up look a bit like WALL-E's "cousin", maybe you should call it TOAST-E? :)
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Jul 31, 2012, 10:01 pm
Well, so far everything fits in the case and works!  Wiring up the ping will be the next hurdle...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx-gHJLKZqQ
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: cyclegadget on Aug 01, 2012, 01:14 am

Very amusing! I had to watch all of the videos you posted and like your thinking!
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: BlueJakester on Aug 05, 2012, 04:48 am
Very cool Hoff!

How about giving it some eye-balls? Maybe a couple of red or green LEDs in those cool eye-sockets?

Cheers!

Jake
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Aug 05, 2012, 08:03 am
It gets stupider...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceTvAlZ9i8o&feature=plcp
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Far-seeker on Aug 06, 2012, 03:59 pm

It gets stupider...


I don't agree, it seems to be appreciably sillier not stupider. :)

Edit: By the way, I can understand the piece of bread on the work bench, but why does it appear to be impaled with a screwdriver?
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: PaulS on Aug 06, 2012, 04:19 pm
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I can understand the piece of bread on the work bench, but why does it appear to be impaled with a screwdriver?

To keep it from trying to jump into the toaster, of course.
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Sandeep_Raj on Aug 07, 2012, 02:08 pm
Nice

Place a grenade in the second slot and....

if ( Target Sighted) {

Fire in the Hole

}

]:D
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Aug 07, 2012, 04:11 pm
The grenade should be a round jelly donut.  :)
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Sandeep_Raj on Aug 07, 2012, 04:13 pm
...Or a Molotov cocktail.. :smiley-eek:
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: PaulS on Aug 07, 2012, 04:31 pm
Or a piece of burnt toast.  :)
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: MichaelMeissner on Aug 07, 2012, 05:08 pm

Or a piece of burnt toast.  :)

Yeah, but a toast just doesn't look like a grenade.  I imagine you could shape the toast, assuming it isn't too burned.


...Or a Molotov cocktail.. :smiley-eek:


I'm not sure I would want to put a flaming Molotov cocktail on an electronics hack, unless I was serious about causing damage.
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Far-seeker on Aug 07, 2012, 05:44 pm


Or a piece of burnt toast.  :)

Yeah, but a toast just doesn't look like a grenade.  I imagine you could shape the toast, assuming it isn't too burned.


How about a piece of toast with a picture of a grenade burned on both sides?
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: Sandeep_Raj on Aug 07, 2012, 06:59 pm
lol... I was kidding about Molotov cocktail..

How about water baloons.....
Title: Re: My second robot...
Post by: hoff70 on Oct 24, 2012, 09:18 pm
It's been a while since I've updated this project...

Now she has retractable treads!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wLTOJAGt8&feature=plcp

And some type of... weapon???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH7JxbesHxc&feature=plcp