Thursday, May 18, 2017

Creeper Chassis

I'm working on a project for my "Minecraft for Makers" book. It's a robot version of the iconic Minecraft monster, the Creeper.

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.

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