Introduction: Automotive Industry Style Life Size Mechanical Platform Robot 6 Foot Tall in Detroit.

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I will build with you an life size robot using automotive parts and adapter plates with some linear actuators I also have created in the past . Now you have the mechanical platform you need to add your computer and program to make it do your bidding.

With the this "Open Mechanical Platform" I hope to spread around the world at low cos like Henry FORD did. ( I am in his city "The D" . I have always been interested in and done a lot of research on his success, and am a member of the Henry Ford Museum to be at the Makers show ever year.

You add the computer controller to activate the motors and make your guy move to get you a cup of coffee and help grandma to get around, maybe a sign waver or moving talking maniqiuin.

Ask me any questions on how to get one for yourself.

Step 1: The Legs

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I built the legs from machined plates and rod ends

Step 2: The Pelvis

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I built the pelvis fro a plate I machined and screwed in the legs.

Step 3: The Arms

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I build arms from rod ends and adapter plates Ii machined.

Step 4: The Shoulders

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I built the shoulders and added a bent threaded spine from a plate I machined also.

Step 5: The Lower Assembly

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I attached the legs the pelvis the spine the shoulders using automotive parts.

Step 6: Motor Wiring

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I added a wiring control panel and two battery's for the liner actuators I build.

Step 7:

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Add a head.

Say one that is sorta android but human.

Step 8: Skin

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Add a cast copy of a skin.

To make ROBO more animatronic more lifelike, maybe more human.

Comments

Robotking42 (author)2017-03-10

cool, but why no head? it would look much more anthropomorphic and comfortable to be around if it had a head, and why no sensors, is it an animatronics platform or a robotics platform?

MrWhite1991 (author)2017-01-02

So does it do anything? I can see you put some parts together, but there's nothing to suggest it is a robot that can do things.

It is a platform, like a car it needs a driver. I am much more electro-mechanical than good in C++. You should add a Raspberry Pi, all the rest is there.

HuskyRobo (author)2017-01-02

I'll be impressed if this thing can even do anything.

Apply power to the motors under your program so it can defend it self against predators and you can see, possibly feel.

Han_Solo_Order66 (author)2017-01-02

huh, that's actually intriguing how you built your linear actuators tell me does this look right?

yes, you are correct, except the nut is fixed to the tube so the tube travels lineasrly.

Gelfling6 (author)2017-01-03

You know, I see a lot of people more on the flack side, than the encouragement end. Now mind you, it's a platform. as stated, not a defacto working production model. going further would require a stabilisation gyro, faster running gear motors, etc.. Personally I like it! Answering Han_Solo_Order66's question, I'm assuming you're using a captured nut on the inner pipe, and the inner pipe would itself need to be fixed (kept from rolling) by whatever it is attached. Looks about right.

Thank you, and for a stabilization gyro, you could possibly use a large flywheel powered by a sturdy dc motor.

You know, I see a lot of people more on the flack side, than the
encouragement end. Now mind you, it's a platform. as stated, not a
defacto working production model.

production not yet but i have sold some legs as alpha prototype--guy from Sinapore at the makers show probably went to China.

going further would require a
stabilisation gyro, faster running gear motors, etc..

I am currently adding an LEGO ev3 control to my commercial motors that every kid in ROBOFEST held at my Colledge seems to know

Motors now are chosen for expense so seat lift motors are strong enough Used Pittlman chosen for functionality cheap $18 to $25 but need to be faster to stand walk but for the arms and head torso are fine.

Personally I like
it! Answering Han_Solo_Order66's question, I'm assuming you're using a
captured nut on the inner pipe, and the inner pipe would itself need to
be fixed (kept from rolling) by whatever it is attached. Looks about
right.

Captured nut in the tube yes copper tube and blackened steel used now because I thought steam punk was kool and cost. The joints I use restrain the Linear motor and are part of the structure, the u joints are used so they prevent rotation and result in linear travel of the limb. The inspiration for ROBO--- the human body. I have some skin castings in silicone to apply as a skin on the outside but visitors think they are too creepy even my Locutus of Borg head on ROBO scares children when I operate ROBOS limbs.

Remember the entire Robot Platform I plan to sell for about $1500, so like my Detroit hero Henry Ford, cost is the decider and keep it simple too.

Thanks for you helpful comments.

lhuizinga (author)2017-01-02

does it do anything yet? Or is this just to pretend like you build a robot..?

gm280 (author)2017-01-02

Unless you can mass produce each part easily, it is going to get really iffy building them individually. JMHO

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