UCSI Project – A Robot I built from scratch
The open-ended Utica Center for Science and Industry project; I decided to build a robot from scratch.
The project was totally up to us, so I decided to do something that would challenge me. The one rule was that we could not just buy a kit and build it. This robot would be a small scale prototype of a robot that will teach people how to do a specific task. The robot will be programmed to teach a person how to ski. The prototype model I am building will use a doll instead of a person. I figured I would design the prototype of my home made robot on SolidWorks and then build it. After I had an idea of what I was going to do I headed to the local hardware store and the local hobby shop for some tools and materials. The body of the robot was made of a scrap piece of metal track and a couple small pieces of 2 by 4. The arms were made from PCV pipe and plastic. The forearm and upper arm are attached by a small hinge. The safety restraints were made of Duct Tape and Velcro. The shoulders and forearms use servos for movement. The shoulder servos are controlled by my BASIC Stamp micro-controller and the forearm servos are controlled by a remote control boat controller and receiver.
Video footage coming soon
Please donate to this Project as I am going to take the Robot to the next lvl I am going to build a humanoid robot to get a better understanding of humanoid robot construction I am going to build the Bioloid Premium Robot at a cost of $1,199.00.
Amanda Ogryzek a Utica Center for Science and Industry (UCSI) Student a Utica Community School in Utica Michigan