It’s been a while since I've posted an update but TROBOT work has been progressing. I've kept busy trying to keep up with orders for both TROBOT 3&4 kits. I finally have a... Read more
“It’s Like Tank Treads…. …but Without the Tank”
Although I’m still tinkering with my TROBOT’s (been developing some controller stuff, more info about that coming soon…), I've also been working on another small robot project. A couple of days ago... Read more
The last several weeks I’ve been quite busy (at my day job) with some BIG robot jobs, but I am still managing to make some TROBOT progress!
I wanted to... Read more
Just an update…
All of the backer rewards were shipped out by the end of February; a few of the International packages still haven’t made it yet, but should be arriving soon. I've received... Read more
TROBOT 4.0 Now Shipping!!!
As of now; about 2/3rd's of the TROBOT 4.0 rewards have shipped. Since many of you will be receiving your kits in the next few days, I wanted to go... Read more
The TROBOT 4.0 reward kits are all cut & bonded, hardware is sorted & packaged, and we are very close to start shipping. This past week I had someone test... Read more
TROBOT 4.0 design is complete!
The TROBOT 4.0 design is now complete! Here are a few pictures of it and a video demonstrating the range of motion for all 6 servos. I now have almost... Read more
I’m now finalizing and documenting the TROBOT 4.0 design. Materials are coming in for the first production run. I’m also working through details of the kit to make it easy... Read more
TROBOT 4.0 Development Info
I'm currently planning final assembly and shipping for the TROBOT 4.0 rewards. The TROBOT 4.0 kit requires 6 Robotis Dynamixel servos. Dynamixels were chosen because of their torque ratings, versatility,... Read more
Happy New Year!
Here is a video of the new TROBOT 4.0 design. I still need do some ‘wire-management’ and tweak a few things in the design. This is using Dynamixel servos. Over... Read more
Prototype TROBOT 4.0 testing
Here is a video clip of a servo test for the new TROBOT 4.0 design. The design is still being refined and tested, but I’m making good progress and wanted... Read more
I've been busy testing some new designs. Most recently been trying out some Dynamixel servos and creating the prototype assemblies. I'll post a video of the tests soon.
About 1/3rd of the initial backer rewards have now been shipped, the rest are being packaged and should go out over the next week. I wanted to post a link... Read more
Its been a busy month but I'm pleased to now have sixteen TROBOT 3 and twelve knuckle (pan & tilt) kits almost complete. This week I received packing materials, shipping boxes,... Read more
Putting together kits...
The backer reward kits are coming together. Here's a picture of my TROBOT assembly line, too bad they can't build themselves (yet) I've been tweaking the design a littlre to... Read more
I've now received the servos, bearings, and plastic for the first round of rewards! Still waiting on a few small items but will begin assembling the TROBOT and knuckle kits soon! I'll also be requesting shipping information from each... Read more
Project Successfully Funded!
I just wanted to once again say thank you all for making my TROBOT 4.0 Kickstarter project a success! I'll be sending out emails to each backer group this week. As... Read more
2 days to go!
With less than 2 days to go, I'm anxious to get started.
I'll be sending out emails to each reward group next week. Then get the materials on order... Read more
Just 10 days to go!
I'm looking forward to getting into this project! I'm currently planning the first round of materials to purchase for the backer rewards. My goal is to get the initial kits... Read more
Although much of my time (through the next month) is being consumed with another project, I'm anxious to dive into the TROBOT 4.0 development. So, I have started some initial mbed... Read more
We reached our goal at the beginning of this week. Thanks to you all for making it happen! I didn't expect to reach it this soon, but I’m very happy (and relieved)... Read more
We reached our goal today! THANK YOU ALL!!!
I’m anxious to start designing, cutting, and assembling TROBOT 4.0 parts!!! It’s just a matter of time now!
It’s been another great week -- We’re at 80% of our goal!!! I’m not one for “counting my chickens before they hatch”, but I am starting some preliminary 4.0 work... Read more
Wow, it’s been an exciting first week! We’re just 6 days in and the TROBOT 4.0 project is 40% to our goal! I’m looking forward to designing the new structure... Read more
I’m pleased to announce the launch of my KickStarter project today May 29, 2011 (70 days to go). I was also pleasantly surprised to see my first Backer within the... Read more