Gorgeous CoasterBot build

Gorgeous CoasterBot build



Spotted on the MAKE Flickr pool is this wonderful rendering of a CoasterBot, using the plastic CD spindle spacers. Other parts used include: Pololu Baby Orangutan-168 robot controller, Solarbotics GM6 gearmotors, salvaged push buttons, LiPo battery from a broken RC helicopter, Pololu ball caster, some scrap perf board, screws, nuts, and aluminum pipe cut for spacers.

More pics in SimpleBots’ Photostream

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4 thoughts on “Gorgeous CoasterBot build

  1. darrellj says:

    Thanks for the post! I still have a bunch to do on it, and work is getting crazy so I hope I have time to get it finished! My goals were to only use bits that I already had in my parts boxes, make a clean finished looking robot, and learn how to write a decent behavior based framework for future software expansion.

  2. darrellj says:

    I’ve added tons more pics to my flickr set and have more info on my site:

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