"Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

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"Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby mikerr » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:46 pm

I made a codebug rover by connecting up 2 continuous servos from an old boe-bot chassis:

Codebug rover - "code buggy":

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UxDK3HH7Ug

No electronics needed, just a battery pack for the servos, and wires.

http://www.codebug.co.uk/explore/codebu ... rvo-rover/
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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby BMS Doug » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:43 am

That is cool, I'll have to buy some continuous rotation servos now...

I wonder how small we can get the bot?

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby BMS Doug » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:36 pm

I ordered some continuous rotation servos, I'll have to wait until they come into stock. Hopefully my CodeBugs will arrive first!

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby mikerr » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:22 pm

Smaller ? Challenge accepted!

Hacked a pair of 9g micro servos to convert them to continuous,
and added a 380mah liPo from a hubsan quad:

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Need to shorten/tidy wires and maybe bigger wheels too
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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby BMS Doug » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:51 am

mikerr wrote:Smaller ? Challenge accepted!

Hacked a pair of 9g micro servos to convert them to continuous,
and added a 380mah liPo from a hubsan quad:



Need to shorten/tidy wires and maybe bigger wheels too


that's pretty close to what I am intending to do, I ordered some 9g continuous servos (the only servos I currently have are hotglued into a Dalek chassis).

My codebug's arrived yesterday and I tested one, working OK (couldn't test them all as we had our WFRP group over)

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby pigraham » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:29 pm

Mine uses some slightly bigger servos. Been debugging it for a couple of weeks.

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby mikerr » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:57 pm

Video of the micro servo version :

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_yPAbdI1U
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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby BMS Doug » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:39 am

My servos and other parts arrived so I spent last night building the chassis for my buggy (blog post here):

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I'm not sure yet if the servos will be able to drive the treads, I'll try it out tonight.

for full size images visit the blog post and click on the images there (or strip the sizing info out of the URL of the pictures in this post).

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Re: "Codebuggy" codebug rover ( continuous servos)

Postby BMS Doug » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:27 am

I just wish I'd had enough time to test out the servos last night, I stripped one of them out of its shell and hooked up crocodile leads but it was midnight and I couldn't face waiting for my old laptop to startup enough to download Grahams servo program (long startup time, 10 year old laptop with far too much on it).

Now I'm at work and wishing I was able to try out my chassis.


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