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R30
04-23-2010, 11:45 AM
Hey,
I saw a team with a handmade segway similar to the one me and my dad want to build. But alas we are not programers and they had mentioned a possibility of helping us out in that area. We thought it was team 361 but we might be mistaken as I can't find that team...
anyone have any idea who they are?
-thanks

Chris is me
04-23-2010, 11:48 AM
Team 461.

gblake
04-23-2010, 11:53 AM
There is a retired Lockheed Martin guy (Vamfun?) who guided Vex hobbyists through creating (especially the (software) attitude control algorithms) a mini-balancing robot similar to a Segway.

Do some searching in the Vex Forum (on the Vex Robotics site, not here on Chief Delphi) and see if you can contact him.

If your search comes up empty, ask me to help you track down the pertinent thread (or maybe scare up a different mentor).

Blake

R30
04-23-2010, 02:34 PM
Its team 461
thanks guys!

Greg McKaskle
04-24-2010, 08:53 AM
This wasn't a FIRST team, but they presented to our conference and it was a great experience for them and some/much of the info is shared.

http://www.mechatronictips.com/technology/motioncontrol/developing-a-two-wheeled-self-balancing-transport-platform/

Greg McKaskle

M.Wong
04-25-2010, 09:18 AM
Haha we had one in Atlanta....then the victors exploded. Hopefully we'll have it running by MARC/IRI.