This is my first instructable so its not the greatest thing.Leave a comment so I can improve.
The Robot in this instructable was a participant in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition Robotics Team of Four built by a bunch of grade 12 high school students with no previous experience in robotics. As the title suggest the robot is based on the design of a forklift. The purpose was to create an engineering project to encourage individuals with different skill sets to form cooperative teams to design, fabricate and operate a robot. It was expected of us to use some newly purchased and recycled parts or components (motors, gears, etc.) to fabricate a robot consisting of mechanisms which would allow it to complete the simple task of picking up wooden cubes with dimensions 3.5 by 3.5 by 3.5 inches and dropping the cubes in a bin with diameter of 36 inches and height of 18 inches.Apart from the motors and the electrical system everything else was designed and built from scratch.
Step 1: Task
Our assigned task was to pick up wooden cubes with dimensions 3.5 by 3.5 by 3.5 inches and to drop them in a bin with diameter of 36 inches and height of 18 inches.