Workshop improvements

Not much going on robot-wise at the moment as I’m in the process of improving my garage/workshop. I’ve made a new page titled workshop to document my progress (have a look near the top of this page). This will keep me busy for quite a while I would imagine! I’m looking forward to having this complete as I’ll have an area for my PC, a soldering station and an area for the milling machine.

Video at last!

I finally got round to tidying up the wiring on my humanoid robot and repairing the wiring on a potentiometer that got damaged when I removed it from my previous project. More importantly I spent some time on a video to show the robot in action. Check it out below!

 

 

Not much autonomy yet, except for the head when tracking an object. The next job is to continue work on the software. I need to write software to save and load a set-up file for the robot containing servo end points as not all of the servos can move to their full extents without hitting something. The next task after that is to write software to store and replay a series of moves. Not exactly autonomous but it should look cool!

Man space and new toys

I have recently moved house and as such I am now lucky enough to have a garage, or as I like to call it, the man space!  I thought it would be a good time to treat myself to some new toys for building robots.  I purchased a milling machine along with various other tools for metal working.  So I’ve got my own little workshop with everything I need for my new project, a humanoid mark 2.  As you can see in the picture, I’ve got the milling machine, storage bins and a whiteboard!  I’ve made a good start on my new robot which I’ll share in my next post.

Catching up

I’m working on creating pages of my previous robot projects for posterity and you never know, they may be of inspiration to others.  I’m also going to get some pictures of my humanoid robot as its not going to be around for much longer.  It was due a redesign and a full rebuild so I need the parts for the improved version.

First post!

Hi everyone,  welcome to my blog.  I’m going to be posting info about my robotics projects for everyone to see what I’m up to.

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