How to create a programmable fischertechnik robotic lock picker!
I play with different educational manipulatives for a living. (Visit www.weirdrichard.com). Over the years I have built many robots!
I recently came across a great description of a device that would run through all the different possible combinations for a Master Combination Lock. Having a number of these locks without a combination, I thought this would be a great robotic project for this competition.
Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to render the step-by-step directions, so for now you will have to be content with some digital photographs.
UPDATE: I have posted pictures of an updated model using the PCS BRAIN.
A great analysis on finding a Master Combination Lock combination: http://www.jimloy.com/math/combo.htm
I want to cite Neil Fraser's locraker as the source of inspiration! http://neil.fraser.name/hardware/locraker/code.txt
(This link was not working when I checked).
Note: I recommend Michael Sameks ft Designer to create CAD images of fischertechnik models.