Kat and I made this operator interface, and we’re hoping for an award. The two joysticks control the base, the D is a deploy button for the ramps, the I is made of a button and a switch for an automated subroutine and turning suction on/off, and the maquette (mini arm) controls our arm. What do you think?
Neat’o! I didn’t know you can win an award for this!
We at 753 have 2 joysticks controlling the tracks, 1 lift joystick, and a few automated buttons for the lift mechanism
dude, i totally had the same idea for controlling an arm! use a mock model, and attach pot’s onto it to give an analogue readout that you can send to the OI to control ur real arm. only thing is, i was worried about having a situation where the arm gets forced into position, and the mock would then be out of position relative to the real arm. however that could be alleviated to a great extent with a servomotor controlling the real arm.
kudos for great minds think alike!
I hope that things in the crate !!
Cool beans! Another person from my team and I had this Idea as well, but I’m pretty sure team 67, HOT, has already done this in the past…
we did something like that back in 05’. Aside form the robot being completely autonomous it is the best way to control a robot in my opinion.
25 had an arm control like that in 2004.
We had something similar in 2001, but instead of an entire arm model, we just printed a picture and placed pots at each joint.
dood, that is the pimpest dashboard ever. [if i do say so myself… ] but i really like the one with the lights. Do u still have your baggie of LEDs?? lol