Mr.Flex (Pimp My Ride - Autonomous vehicle) - LMR DAGU Contest Robot.
Project Details Here (Gareth)http://letsmakerobots.com/node/7690
This is my competition entry, for a contest run by a Robotic supplies firm.
On 1st July 2009 the 3 robots voted highest will each win a prize of USD 100 :o
Dagu where kind enough to supply the chassis at a very-very low price for competitors and threw in a free mouse robot.
The objective is to create a robotic based vehicle using all of the bits that came with the chassis.
My Autonomous Vehicle contains an Arduino+Motor controller+Ultrasonic distance sensor I totally reconstructed the gear system and converted it using PolyMorph. PolyMorph is an amazing Low melt Plastic that can be melted in boiling water and then reformed into any shape you require - when cold its as hard as rocks....its magic stuff.
1st Video is the basic system - Arduino-Ultrasonic-Motor Controller. It is by no means Finished and the full programming - Autonomous navigation will shortly be included ......stay tuned.
2nd Video is the making of Mr.Flex showing how use PolyMorph part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7jF8jxeyo
3rd Video shows the PolyMorph Suspension in Action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qigs03aKSKI
4th Video Shows the PolyMorph Universal Drive Joint in Action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-02eQUmNZU
5th Video shows Mr.Flex in a spin with attached radio camera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zetBCzOLL1A