To use more of Elektor Proton's capabilities, I started writing a slightly more complex program. It makes the robot follow a line, while moving cans on its path out of its way. Here is a video.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
After that, I made a small program in Flowcode to make Proton follow a line. This was quite easy to program, but it took me a while to understand that I needed to turn down the robot's speed to make it follow the line smoothly. At full speed, it would simply rush over the line before any course corrections can be made.
Posted by Jonathan at 15:48
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This is a picture of the first fully functional Proton robot as it will be shipped. We are waiting for a few last components to come in, but we will have stock before the end of june 2011.
Posted by Bart Huyskens at 09:54
Monday, April 11, 2011
This picture clearly shows that the proton also has a real usefull functionality...
We experimented a lot with different grippers, but at the end we have decided to make our own custom gripper. The photo shows the frirst working prototype of this new gripper. The white plastic pieces will be produced in the same red colour as the rest of the proton robot.
Posted by Bart Huyskens at 10:06