Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The torso and legs are ready. The hardest part is to screw the brackets to the servos with a wrong size allen key and a sniper. The controller board seems to fit well. The chest servos need some work to fix it to the chest plate. The leg servos seem like a perfect shape for cover up with some custom made paint PVC.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The distance of my track is 60cm x 7 (60cm is the length of a tile in my house). The IRC track seems to have 5 constructions each 1m hence 5.0m. My robot travels 4.2m in 14s.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Bioloid Premium Type-K doing the "Hong Kong Typhoon". In the IRC2010, it is allowed to have one hand touching the ground so this is a legit attack. This action can be optimize by making the initial knee down quicker. Just need to speed up everything.
I had this idea for about half a year. Finally put it together. The idea I have should be three times quicker. Just like a killer spider.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I have painted the robot and decorate it with carbon sticker. The foot is now stuck on by vecro so it be easy to replace.
I be upgrading this robot with some AX18f.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
King Kizer improves so much since the first youtube video back in 2005. It has perfect balance. Most robots wobble when turn or jump but King Kizer head barely moves. Other big robots I have seen usually cannot walk properly let alone jump. Bravo !!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Need an idea to customize your Bioloid Premium but the colours don't seem right. An afternoon at a car accessory shop for some carbon sticker and some high quality model spray paint sure can brighten up your Bioloid with a personality.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I thought about cutting my brackets and how to get the best deal to do this. I bought some tools to cut and bend aluminium. I cut a piece for the robot arm and I find that having to do this for 30 times is not an easy task.
Occasionally I draft my idea onto my iPad. Few days ago I finally put something together on Paint then send it to my friend Andrew Alter. And guess what he turn it into a 3D design for me very quickly. The result below is amazing!!
We discussed on gtalk over several days and came up with using RX24 for legs and shoulder only and AX12 for the arms. It will use a CM700 since the CM500 won't be able to talk to the RX24.
The height of this is 36cm similar to my Bioloid Type K except that it is twice as strong.
I be using off the shelf brackets from Troussen Website. Plus 12x RX24, 6x RX12, CM700. We calculate the cost is around 2K to 2.5K USD. A KHR3 would cost $1500 excluding remote control etc. So it is more expensive but this is twice as strong.
With the strong legs it can really do good Kung Fu moves. If the legs aren't strong enough then it will wobble and make it hard to balance a kick and fall down. I wonder it can jump pls let me know if you have put rx24 to a robot and if it can jump.
I am happy with using Robotis control board CM700 and not other more power board is because it is proven compatible with Bioloid Servos, plus I am already very familar with RoboPlus.
So I am just waiting for the finalise design then off they be ship to me and to my surprise the shipping cost is not an arm and a leg to HK. Then all I need to do is just screw the servos and brackets together wire them up then off we go.
This is the Bioloid Type K - K for Kondo as I build it base on the image of the Kondo KHR3.
I take the walk gait from Bioloid Type A and modify it for the type K. I have made adjustment to the frame to improve the speed of the walking by adjusting the speed of the frames and also to make the steps longer.
Due to the weak servos the robot is not very steady. It backslash a lot.
Next is to work on the turning again.