R.Giskard v1.0

built by Matt F.

Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
IRPD unit Futaba servos
Control Method Power Source
N/A Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
URL for more information
This is my first attemp at any sort of robotic project and it was a real learning experience. Until now, I've never even owned an RC car or anything that used servos. I built R. Giskard from a kit with some modifications (I like the Futaba servos better cuz they are easier to mod). I hope you all get a good chuckle out of my superior wiring job. I'll clean it up as modifications continue. Heck, I'm a programmer and I wanted a mobile platform to play with. :)

It has two servo calibration boards (front and rear) with trimmers under the chassis that allowed me to set the stop value of my choice. This meant I had to mount the battery holders on top of the chassis instead of the bottom. I haven't wired the IRPD unit yet. After that, I'm going to install sonar and a camera (xCam2 Wireless Color).

Email: kc2cau@nyc.rr.com

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