The finished brain
The finished brain for
(The reason this is important will become clear later in the
article.) On this robot, the internal structure was built up in
layers. The base holds the servo motors, the power switch,
and charging connectors. The next level holds the batteries.
Like the first robot, the top level will hold the brains of the
robot. As the design matured for making a SpindleBot, I
was able to create an easy to use template in pdf form that
shows where the holes should be drilled for the supports,
the cutouts for the wheels, and where to trim down the
CD/DVD for the battery tray.
NOTE: During the process of designing and building the
SpindleBots, I came across a great source for small robot
wheels. They are the large paper feed rollers from HP inkjet
printers. They are the perfect size for use in a SpindleBot
Version 2 SpindleBot
Note the difference between version 1 and
version 2 robots.
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