Remote Snow Plow and Blower Robot
Remote Snow Plow and Blower Robot
SuperDroid Robots' remote control SnowPlow and SnowBlower allow you to remotely remove snow while you stay warm in your home.
SuperDroid Robots' remote control SnowPlow and SnowBlower allow you to remotely remove snow while you stay warm in your home. Read more
About this project
We recently completed a snow blower prototype and are looking to improve our design and reduce manufacturing costs to make it more affordable to everyone. This is a robotic snow blower, which features the Ariens 24 snow blower. The power of this 4WD robot will allow you to clear your driveway and sidewalk while you stay in the comfort of your home or business.
We are also offering a robotic snow plow. The prototype, that you may have seen on CNN or The Weather Channel, had a 6WD chassis with 13" tiller tires and a 52" wide snow plow blade mounted to the front of the robot with an air cylinder for remotely lifting and lowering the blade. Since then, we have redesigned it to be 4WD, increased its power, narrowed the chassis for easier driving and storage.
We are looking for your backing to improve our designs, reduce manufacturing costs, and provide an option as a DIY package so we can offer the robots at a more affordable price. SuperDroid Robots build custom robots all the time. We have built thousands of robots. One of the main requests is to provide the robot in kit form for DIY. The issue with providing a "one-off" robot as DIY is we have to build, assemble, and test the robot to make sure it works. We also have to document all the steps and write the instruction manual. So for a one-off production, it cost more to do a DIY than provide a assembled unit. If backed we will be able to provide the snow plow and snow blower in kit form. Of course we are still going to offer it assembled for those who want the RTR (Ready to Run) package.
We realize the cost of these robots are very high. When compared to the hassle of going out in the cold and hurting your back or having a heart attack, this cost is not bad at all. You will be the hit of the neighborhood if bought for personal use. If bought for commercial use, it is a huge time saver and no more workers comp claims...
The robots are built in the USA and built tough. They are made super rugged and built to do a very hard job. Heavy duty motors (we loaded them up to 130Amps @24VDC - over 4HP and there was still room to go). 1inch solid steel axles. Sealed ball bearings. Large 13 inch tiller tires. 3/16 thick welded aluminum chassis. 70 Ahr of battery power @ 24VDC.
The remotely operated snow blower and snow plow are intended for the home, business, or municipality which requires snow removal.
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How did we test a remote controlled snow blower in November in North Carolina?
With a 38.5" wide body, we were only able to deploy the snow plow through a standard garage door. In order to appeal to a larger audience we shrunk the width to 26" to accommodate a standard door opening. We also redesigned the chassis to accommodate wheel chair motors and made it 4WD for more power. We also narrowed the plow to 34".
2ND GENERATION DESIGN
The 2nd generation snow plow is comprised of a 4WD welded 26" x 35" chassis. With a 34" or less blade.
The 1st generation remote controlled snow blower as seen below, uses the same chassis as the snow plow but has a cutout in the front for the attachment of the Ariens Compact 24 snow blower. It also includes a different battery layout along with a secondary cover.
Risks and challenges
There's very little risk for the backer. SuperDroid Robots has been working with robots for over 25 years and we have a capable and experienced team of engineers, technicians, and fabricators.
Through the years we have made many contacts with suppliers, machine shops, fabrication facilities, laser cutters, water jet cutting, etc. With our relationships with local vendors, larger projects can be affordably managed.
SuperDroid Robots has a complete in-house machine shop, including several CNC machines, break presses, TIG and MIG welding, and plasma cutting. This enables us to produce low quantity production and prototyping.
Our challenge, what we need your help with, is to produce our robotic solutions in a volume necesary to bring down cost and provide these solutions to the consumer.
With your help we are confident that we can meet our goals, deadlines, and price-points.
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