04/25/2014 at 23:05 •
So finally, over a year since the spark of an idea and about 8 months of research. The first CAD of the base chassis is complete. I aim to have built it this far by the end of June. The main frame (Red) I intend to keep no mater what as it is as simple as they get. Sure there may well be many component changes through the course of the project, but i am hoping that the mounting plates (Blue) will allow me to do that with no trouble. No weapons so far, i want to get it built and moving around before i even think any of that.
04/24/2014 at 12:39 •
It turns out that over-volting the 15 year old motors is not a good idea, gave it 24V just to see if i could;
it worked for about 20 seconds until there was a bang ans the brushes snapped and got caught in the magnets. Thankfully they only cost me £3 each.
04/24/2014 at 11:41 •
Having spent a good few months researching the web and gathering a couple of universal components such as radio equipment for testing purposes I decided that i should start by designing and building a solid frame to work off. Below is a very ruff SolidWorks model of the base frame (it is subject to change as the design moves forward).