Paralys Posted December 20, 2006 Share Posted December 20, 2006 Well, I seem to have gotten myself in over my head this time. I agreed to enter a competition at school, sadly before reading the requirements (Flame away for that part, I deserve it lol). Here's the challenge. I have to build a robot, preferably using an RC car as a base (preferably with a cord to the control box). Sounded easy at first, all it has to do is move as many of these items as it can into a goal box the size of 30x30x30 cm: 2 Ping- Pong balls 1 Compact Disk 9 Corks 10 Pennies Then it must deflate 3 blue balloons and remove a red one from the play area (the red one can be deflated by the robot if it must be) Ok, good challange but, the restrictions got far harder. Though seeing as I'm stubborn, I decided to stay on the roster for the competition. The final restrictions for the robot itself? Well: Must fit in a 30x30x30 cm Plexiglass box not including the wires running to the control box. Must be ran off of ELECTRICAL circuits only. NO HYDRAULICS, FLUIDICS, OR PNEUMATICS. (sorry for the caps, just feel it is necessary at this point.) Allowable frequencies: 75, 27 and 49 Mhz Band Must be energized by one or more commercial batteries with a voltage not to exceed 9.6 volts. However, all circuits may have thier own source of power if necessary as long as the output doesn't exceed the 9.6 volt limit. Preferred to be wheels instead of treds on the bot, cause the competition has a two minute time limit to move as many of the above items as you can. Well... I have a couple friends trying to help me, but progress is going slow with so many limitations. So, I found that my best way to speed up progress may be to ask for some help on here. Hope someone has some ideas on anything, doesn't have to be a whole build, just a few tips or anything Thanks to anyone who survived reading the post. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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