Thursday, May 18, 2017
I began with the Bogie Runt Rover kit from Servo City, which is 100% compatible with Actobotics channels. I'll put an Arduino, motor shield, and battery pack underneath the ABS plate, with a servo turning the head with a 1/4"x12" steel rod.
Building the guts of a robot that needs very specific outside proportions to look right, was definitely a challenge. It amounted to figuring out where to attach the wooden "skin" to the chassis so that it looks perfect as well as functions right.
I'm also designing a simple controller that I can use for multiple projects.