I decided to take a break from working on MicroSeeker for a while, and build some autonomous mini-sumo robots. I will be entering these bots in the Western Canadian Robot Games which is held in Calgary every May.
|This is Drone, the first one I built. It is pretty much fully functioning now, although I still need to add a couple more bottom-facing IR sensors.|
|This is Seeker,
my stealth autonomous mini-sumo. It is almost finished.
Update - I have discontinued work on Seeker -- it has some subtle design flaws, so I have replaced it with Seeker II, seen below...
|This is Seeker II,
my new stealth autonomous mini-sumo design.
Seeker II has had a nice run (5 years), so its time to replace it with a new one...
||This is Seeker IIx, which replaces Seeker II as my "stealth autonomous mini-sumo".|
|This is Seeker III, my latest full sized sumo design.|
|And here are Seeker and Drone
Seeker has the first coat of paint on the shell, and Drone has the two IR sensors mounted,
and is fully operational as a mini-sumo robot.
Drone is a little overweight now -- I had to add two more AAA batteries, and with those and the two IR ranger-finders, it weighs in at about 550 grams, so I need to put it on a diet :-) There are a few places I can change materials and remove excess material, and I should be able to bring the weight down to where it is legal...
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at Jon@huv.com
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