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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.
 
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Step 1: Task

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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.

Step 2: Parts Needed

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One of : 2.4 GHZ  Spektrum AR6000 DSM DuaLink 6-Channel Park Flyer Receiver
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM6000

One of : Spektrum DX6 DSM 6CH Park Flyer System
http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM2460

One of : Sabertooth Dual 25A Motor Driver
http://www.dimensionengineering.com/products/sabertooth2x25

Two of : HM-50 Waterproof Marine ESC Electric Speed Controller for R/C Model Boats (50A)
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/waterproof-marine-esc-electric-speed-controller-for-r-c-model-boats-50a-15759

Two of : Scooter Motor 12Volts120W, DC Motor.

One of : 12V Brushless Motor
http://sgmadamotor.en.made-in-china.com/offer/JMTxedmuVUcL/Sell-Brushless-Motor.html

One of : 12volts 50watts Windshield Wiper Motor to be used as a winch

Two of : 15 amp 32 volts fuse

Aircraft wire rope

Small Pulley

Drawer Rails

Sheet Metal

Scrap pieces of wood

Two of : Small Tires.

Two of : Trolley wheels(shopping cart wheels)


Step 3: Design and Measurements : Sides

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Cut out two pieces of wood with the following measurements for the sides.

Step 4: Design and Measurements : Top

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The measurements for the top piece of wood.
agis681 year ago
excellent project where you get the chain driver and the wheels + step motor
AgentWolf (author)  agis681 year ago
Hey Sorry for the long overdue reply.
You can order the parts online from : http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/
Or any other online/ Local Hobby store or Scooter store.
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