Week 4

Some inspiration for the final projects

Special thanks to our senior fellow Marcela Godoy for most of these suggestions:

Design Process

Aesthetics

 

MIT & Design Steps for robots ( extract from Mobile Robots: from inspiration to implementation)

Avoid “Usually”

What is the robot supposed to do?

What is the simplest way to accomplish the task?

What mechanical platform is needed?

What information does the robot need?

What sensors give this information most effectively?

How can the problem be decomposed into behaviors?

Wish you good fortune.

 

Mechanics Crash Course

The material you choose is going to be your friend

Sketch first, try even before

Where is your center of gravity ?

 

Open Structures

Open Structures

http://openstructures.net/

Live demo: 

Materials: aluminum, plastic, cardboard, paper, tape, hot glue

Center of gravity

Screws – washers – nuts

Resources for digital prototyping:

Thingiverse

Instructables

123D Make (discontinued)

123D Design (discontinued)

 

Follow up from last class:

Code for light follower: LINK

Code for light follower with low pass filter: LINK

Code for PID braking: LINK (not tested)

Link for this week slides

 

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