See the TROBOT in action here:
Complete detailed project documentation and source code can be found here:
• TROBOT 3.0, Honorable Mention – TI Design Stellaris 2010
• TROBOT 2.0, Honorable Mention – WizNET iMCU 2010
A new Kickstarter project is underway to develop a larger, more robust version of the TROBOT. Backers of this project can select from rewards including complete TROBOT 3.0 (as shown here) or 4.0 (coming soon) kits. For more information checkout the project TROBOT 4.0: A Miniature Articulated Robot and find out how you can get your own TROBOT kit (Limited Time Only)!
Step 1: TROBOT 1.0
Step 2: TROBOT 2.0
Step 3: TROBOT 3.0
Step 4: Parts
The parts for the TROBOT's are designed in AutoCAD, then laser cut from 3/16” black ABS or Acrylic sheet. The entire design was cut from an 11”x 16”section (as shown).
Step 5: Assembly
The pictures above show the TROBOT sub-assemblies as they are being assembled.
Ready for servos:
This is essentially how the new TROBOT 3.0 kits will be shipped (when they are available).
Step 6: Servos
An RC servo is controlled by a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) signal -- Typically controlled by a 1mS to 2mS pulse that repeats every 20mS. 1.5 mS signal tells the servo to center, 1ms is full clockwise travel, 2mS is full counter-clockwise. Servos are available in many different configurations for the amount of travel possible. Some standard servos can move +/- 30º, some up to +/- 90º, some have full or even continuous rotation.
Step 7: TROBOT 4.0: a Miniature Articulated Robot
FOR A LIMITED TIME -- You can get your own TROBOT 3.0 or 4.0 kit !!!
Checkout the Kickstarter project for the new TROBOT 4.0: A Miniature Articulated Robot (COMING SOON) , and find out how you can get your own TROBOT kit!