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SubBot1 UAV Toy ...

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Okay, I've been designing my BallBot1 robot and the D.A.I.R. kit and so making things more interesting I did a UAV SubBot1 robot.  No, this isn't designed to be a real submersible, just a land-lubber educational toy  ... that looks like of cool ...

I've done a few versions of the design as I tweak the design for 3D Plastic printing using SolidWorks.  The SubBot1 is designed to be used with a Parallax BOE or HomeWork Board or even the OEMBS2 modules. 

There are two wheels to drive it around on the table/floor and the lights and laser placement along with the piezo speakers for eyes.

I'm using Parallax.com continuous rotating servo motors for the wheels ... LEDs, Piezo Speakers ... basically a bunch of parts from BoeBot kits. 






 
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So they tend to be boxy looking things ... but some subs have rounded noses so;

I started with a big revolved oval ...

then I extruded the oval back for the main body length ...

then cut two smaller spheres one on each side ...

then I added a box below for the electronics and batteries ... that's the ballast to hold it upright on two wheels. 

Then I revolved the front of the box 180° to round it on the front ...

That's how I got the basic design started ...

then I began adding fillets to round things out and finally shelled out the innards to 3mm thick surfaces ...

Next comes adding the motor mounts ...

A couple of more fillets to be sure things are fitting correctly ...

Now I need to add the face cuts ...

Then make a side cut for the I/O port (e.g., Serial and/or USB connector) ...

Ooooops ... the motor won't fit into the body if I don't cut out the motor box on the sides ...

Now grab one of my 100mm diameter RoboWheels designs ...

Cool instructable but you need a name change. This would not be a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) because it does not fly.

skorpijon1 year ago
Hi, it looks great ;) Could I get the 3D files?
SolidWorksMagi (author)  skorpijon1 year ago
Hi,

Visit my website; http://www.opecofthewest.com/

http://www.opecofthewest.com/MultiMedia/Wheels/TriAxelWheel.STL

Send me a direct email and I can attach the SubBot .stl file as a reply.
SolidWorksMagi (author)  skorpijon1 year ago
Hi,

It's two files ... one for the body and another for the wheels but I actually have several wheel designs and even a few different body designs.

If you send me your email address I can put you on the list for when these files are made available for downloading.

I'm currently trying to get into some space to open up an L'Robotorium Shop where I can put all my designs up for display and hopefully sell actual toys.

That doesn't mean I won't provide files for others to print themselves ... I just haven't settled on the final public design being so busy with so many other aspects of getting the L'Robotorium Shop going.

http://www.lrobotorium.com/

http://www.r2pv1.net/BallBot1Blog.html
I'm confused as to how this is a "UAV"...
haha.. yah. agreed..