Well, this project is a success, and by the way, the explorerbots before this were made a week and a half ago. They got torn apart, and made way for something better. I will post pictures and/or video of the drive system and swivel mount and the bot itself, so as long as my brother's bionicle doesn't tear it to bits first......
P.S- I've posted the silent version of the program here, after all it was a stealth scout bot! Also, there are some pictures of the swivel mount and drive base, yet more to come! Sorry if some photos are blurry, I was in a bit of a rush.
This may not be the best bot ever, but it is a huge success. Getting the mount to hold the upper torso's weight was a problem, but it got solved and works.
Also, the torso can be re-adapted as a tank turret, making the base extremely versatile.
It was built with one kit, so do give it some credit. It looks ok and it works, that's all that matters right? Also the program is very simplistic, but it suited the bot fine.
The specs are as listed below:
Top speed- 2.25 mph or 3.6kph
weight- no more than 1.2kg
I got the idea from the terminator series-1 and the HK tank, so the design was based around a rotating body with tracks. The constuction was slightly complex, especially trying to get the body on the swivel mount. Weight was no problem, since the bot only took a few beams to hold its weight. Even though the bot could swivel 70 degrees, it is a substantial amount and it could avoid more or less everything.
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