Prototype Complete (well not quite)

A project log for TyroBot

Easy to build and program walking robot. Powerful 32bit microcontroller, 7 servos, touchscreen display, and 3D printed parts

tyspatyspa 08/13/2016 at 22:243 Comments

While waiting for the v0.2 PCBs I finished 3D modeling the remaining pieces of the robot, including adding a head servo, controller board standoffs, and battery holder.

The battery and controller board fit inside the head with plenty of room to spare. I don't have a display yet but right now getting the robot to walk around is a little more important. Once TyroBot is up and walking i'll add the display either as a separate PCB or part of the 3rd revision of the controller board.

The controller board above can't really do anything, as only the esp8266 and the power circuit are functional. The PCBs and components should arrive around August 20th so shortly thereafter we *should* have a working robot.

Here we have a look inside the torso. Not very much room left for wires, so they will be routed through the back and into the head.

Now to wait for the new controller board so I can start writing TyroBot's firmware.


Craig Hissett wrote 08/16/2016 at 16:32 point

I love your control board!

Do you have any of the old boards left? I have a few bots (a Bob and a MobBob) that I need a controller for, and these would be great!

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tyspa wrote 08/16/2016 at 20:09 point

Thanks! Right now none of the first revisions work, but when I finish using the second revision,  I might be able to send a board your way :)

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Craig Hissett wrote 08/16/2016 at 20:16 point

That would be amazing man!

Thank you!

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