pic: 1072 OI

Our programmer insisted on a turntable to control rotation =P

That is so awesome!

My friends and I were joking about different, odd ways to drive the robot.


last but not least…


That is outstanding! Great job, guys!

Please tell me your driver doubles as a DJ in his spare time.

I’m guessing holonomic drive. the turn table controls spin, and then the joystick for speed and direction.

Although the turn table could also be for gears for a shifting transmission maybe. I dunno. Great job though.

Yes, actually, I do. :slight_smile:

Yep, we are using custom mecanum wheels. You can see a little corner of one in the OI pic. There is a better view here: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/26677

Any significance to the song (Peter, Paul, & Mary’s “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane”)?

Just that a mentor happened to have two copies of the same record so he gave us one. We were hoping for “I, Robot” - Alan Parsons or “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto” - Styx. :cool:

our OI was so fun…(if an oi can be fun) best part about teh robot (besides wheels)

Heh, I remember seeing that OI. It’s a good way to control the spin of a mecanum bot, methinks. Plus the driver could look REALLY cool while driving that thing.