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Picture of Mikey Go Home

Mikey, the robot with vision

http://www.instructables.com/id/Mikey-the-Robot-wi...

can now see how to go home to his charger.

Step 1:

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To build a charging station, I used a 6" x 18" piece of aluminum, 6" of 1/4" diameter aluminum rod, three 1/4" x 2 1/2" x .016" springs, two 7/16" x 8 1/2" x .047" springs, a 9 volt dc power supply, 2" wide aluminum duct tape (16 inches) and misc. connectors and hardware.

Add tape to the bottom of the robot.

 

If only it had induction charging. maybe when it becomes more efficient, you can add it in.

Nice Build!

t6001 year ago

can this be replaced to a wireless charger of sort(contact less)?

MikeTheMaker (author)  t6001 year ago

Yes, but that adds complexity on driving in and aligning parts and probably increases the cost

romanyacik1 year ago

Finally a robot that obey all three of Mark Tilden's laws:

Protect thine ass

feed thine ass

look for better real estate

Robots until now have had a hard time feeding themselves.

pucksurfer1 year ago
Brilliant... Why didn't I think of that idea