Bots of the Week
Pale Gray Labs makes some interesting quilts using these machines.
Bot of the Week in Action
LulzBot 3D Printer – The Carriage moves along the X axis by timing belt and stepper. The Table travels along the Y axis by timing belt and stepper. The Z axis is controlled by two lead screws actuated by two steppers.
Make your XYZ machine more real. We will quickly check in on progress next class.
Can your robots have a personality? Can they have an attitude? Can it be a character?
Can’t Help Myself – Sun Yuan and Peng Yu
Robotic Loop – Christian Schürch
Literally move the robot (or part of the robot) manually. See if you can make the motions and actions. A great way to see if personality can be added.
Always record the process.
I want to see progress on designs. Focus on a low friction system, don’t worry about controlling just yet. I want to see experiments and prototypes. I want parts and materials ordered. Time to decide on what actuators you will need and where you will get them. Document everything on your blogs.
In two weeks, you will present your “potato”. This will be your barely working, buggy, first go at your project. It will move under its own power. it will be “controlled” in the loosest sense of the word. But it will be something to show.