First Adjustment

A project log for Home Robot--What Can It Do?

Using existing robots for guidance, I plan to design and construct a household droid.

mike-rigsbyMike Rigsby 04/13/2023 at 16:460 Comments

For the first test, the component configuration looked like this:

This works, but the 4.5 pound battery (over the caster wheel) creates a weight imbalance such that the front wheels tend to slip when making turns.

The solution is to move the battery closer to the drive wheels. This is actually consistent with Astro robot, where most of the weight is in the front with very little toward the cargo bay/caster wheel.

Sometimes it is easier to "see mistakes in action" rather than "planning for all possible faults in advance."