Let's Make Robots!

Robot Made of CDs

Congrats to robotgoldfish for his robot 23:59.  He has chosen the Sumobot kit as a prize.

 

Thanks for everyone who particitaped.

 

If you wish to enter a robot, put a link to the robot page in the comments.

EXAMPLE - 32 cds used to create this robot.  1 or 2 will meet requirements, but keep in mind may not win you the challenge.

ENTRIES SO FAR:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/5629

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/34093

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/32394

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/34111

EDIT: Enter your robot as a link in the comments

Hello Everyone, I'm back again from another long hiatus. I mentioned this challenge a long time ago on the Robot Party hosted by RobotGrrrl, but I just haven't gotten around to posting it here.  So here it is:  The challenge is to build a robot using CDs.  The idea came from me pondering about what materials could I use to build my next robot.  Most people do not have access or the resources to obtain most of the robot building materials I use.  I began thinking of alternatives and I came up with compact discs.  They are easily obtainable (often free) and easy to machine. 

The judging will be based on these criteria

1.  Creativity

2.  Functionality - Does it actually do something

3.  Use of CDs - the more the better

There will be prizes and the winner will be announced live on the Robot Party.

I will post an example of a robot I built later this week to give you some inspiration.

Happy Building :D

PRIZES

BASIC Stamp Discovery Kit - Serial (With USB Adapter and Cable)

SUMO BOT : Build Your Own Remote-Controlled Programmable Sumo-Bot

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GAME OVER :)

It's not me who invented the concept, but I do have a robot made of CD's:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/24164

Maybe it could inspire someone?

But my CD bot is ready for the puplic at http://letsmakerobots.com/node/34111

I suppose I should put my robot, Edwin in the running, since he does use old CDs for his framework.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/32394

Look down the page to just above the spot where it gives the date 05 MAY 2012 and you can see a shot from the front that shows he has two layers of CDs. Each layer is 2 CDs laminated together for strength.

This was 4 CDs, but what does not show is that when I transferred his parts from breadboard to circuit board, I was having trouble mounting the circuit board and the battery pack, so I added a longer bed on the back which was another two laminated CDs glued on the back, bringing the total to 6 CDs used in his construction.

Edwin is functional now, but I have not made a last video to show him running around the floor. He has trouble on the rug(s). His ball-bearing style rear wheel gets hung up in the carpet, so the only way I can let him run around is either the kitchen floor or the dining hall table. I will try to do a movie of him exploring one of these days.

 

Not sure why, but the above note double posted. (Ignore this one.)

Yeah! Something is done :)

Just have to wire up the leds and attach head to servo.

AND later I'm gonna get that IR Receiver work and then I'm fighting for the gold medal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lDpb0onmYk&feature=plcp

Using 08M and soon will be started with remote.
Posting this today! 

E: Link to the robot: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/34093

My computer did something and accidentally: DOUBLE POST

I will have my little walker up on lmr by Monday. I just need to take some pictures and write it up.