Back in December we blogged that our Mk1 chassis was too slow, so we had started development of Mk2. Well, here it is! In this design, the motors drive the track sprockets directly, with no reduction gearing. This results in a top speed of 1.2m/s; the same as P21. Hopefully that will be fast enough.Continue reading “Mk2 Chassis”
Our 3D printer had New Year’s Day off. But now it has a new hot end thermistor; so it’s back to the grindstone. It’s printed some chassis components for PJD’s new motor layout. Team PiDrogen is back on track! :0) Happy New Year folks!
The chaps at PiWars HQ want an update… So, here it is in a blog post. PJD Mk1 has been built with some temporary electronics (which allow it to be driven by RC). We’ve been driving it around; and basically it works fine. Even the slightly risky 3D printed crown gears seem to be holdingContinue reading “Progress Update”
Apple picker in action…
Work on PJD is gathering pace. Another vital piece of the robot has been completed and is working. Now that’s done, work can start on the lower priority stuff. *I would like to say that no robots were hurt in the making of this component. However, a certain Hexbug from PiDrogen HQ has had betterContinue reading “A vital part of PJD is now working”