BEAM Robotics- based on Nervous Network Technology
5M 2 is a 5 motor walker based on Mark
Tilden's original Vbug 1.5 Walkman. Well, sort of anyways.
I also want to say that TILDEN DIDN'T GET THE ESCAP MU915L MOTORS from SONY WALKMAN WMD6Cs.
I have one of these machines, and They DO NOT use those motors. In fact, the only thing which
Tilden(that I can see) used is the front fascia panel from the WMD6C (metal panel which says "WALKMAN")
as Vbug 1.5's cover. It is unclear what electronics components were used as well.
This version of the robot features some
changes. It has a similar planform and mechanical layout to
Mark Tilden's original Walkman. It features an Auto PNC argument
uCore. This means it is self starting,
and that the Nvs have resistor
"arguments" which can be changed. This is utillised to create a running
behaviour, triggered by a butt sensor. It also has an angle of attack sensor,
triggered at resettable angles.
It causes the robot to reverse.
5M2 was built with what
ever could be found at the time. The resistors, eyes, a socket, diodes, and capacitors were salvaged from a VCR.
Case cut from DVD player chassis [top and bottom covers]
Brass terminal blocks [motor-shaft mounts]
Brass welding rods [legs]
Chrome-steel Paper clips [head]
Fine brass wire (tactile sensors)
Brass tubing (tactile sensors)
Gearmotors [salvaged from scrap, but SB sells them], modified Eflite S75 servos [removed
electronics only, cut casing].
Perf Board [isolated pads, a scrap end cut from a previous project]
IDE cable [connecting wires]
Li-Po pack assembled from assorted Lipo cells
Crab-walking, hard turning,
reversing, turn and reverse, phototaxis, running
Must buy gearmotors to complete robot.
Finally bought motors to complete 5M2 - 11/07/2011
Finished subframes and battery installation -11/11/2011
Well here are some pictures of the robot. All you need to do is to click
on the picture and a pop-up window will load showing it to you! These are
very hi resolution phots, I think 2048 x 1537.
Enjoy and there are many more to come.
These photos are at the moment only of the robot during it's construction phase
later on, I will add the completed machine.
Pictures are worth 1000 words, but just how much is a video? Well that
depends simply on the fps of the movie, so as each frame is a
picture, simply carry out this calculation: words= (fps x movie time in seconds) x 1000.....