Return Home and Drop Object

A project log for Pretty Useless Machine

Fling the thing with a catapult, find it, bring it back, repeat.

Mike RigsbyMike Rigsby 11/01/2016 at 18:460 Comments

Today . . . the robot can find the object, pick it up, return home and reset for the next run.

An infrared sensor is used to detect the home location and sketch changes (documented on this site) modify the controls to make the robot perform its task. The latest schematic is below:

The "stop" sensor bracket (3d design and print files on this site) is secured to the claw using 3mm screws as shown below: