I've plan to split this section up into parts. Follow the links below
to each part of the build of this robot.
Motor Control Information
Design Plans for Knuckle Up
Controlling the "Beast"
I've decided to build my own speed controller in the meantime. Go here
for information about speed controllers and how to build them and other
I use a 3D program called trueSpace to mock up what I want the robot
to be. You can see some of the images here.
They are basically the blueprints if you will of how to put this thing
together. Things may be added as I go along.
Since I'll be using pneumatics for the main weapon I will have a section
on the basics that I will learn and links to sites that have useful
information as well. You can read about that here.
A major question of concern for most of these machines and the competitions
they enter is how they are being controlled. I'll go into some options
here and which one I will most likely go