I have been working on creating a new Synchro Drive for the turntable that comes with the Lego Mindstorms NXT kit. I have the basics worked out but I need to refine it a bit so I de-constructed it on video so I can start over.
Usually when building a synchro drive, the power shaft that goes down through the middle of the turntable somtimes gives way in rough terrain. Using a Lego gear box, I have made the power shaft more capable. Here is a pic:
I have gone back into the RobotThoughts Lego Robot Database and pulled out some of my favorite Robot designs. This Lego Robot has 360 degrees of bumper to account for the variable directions that the synchro drive allows this Lego Robot to take. Of course, the Mindstorms brick does bump detection and there are code […]
A long time ago, I tried to build a synchro drive robot.
A R2-D2 robot with personality….