Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holoprojector (catch up post 7)

Holoprojector is made from a piece of six inch pvc. A heat gun was used on the top to flex the surface area in to meet the small tube underneath
(4 inch) We then used bondo glass to fill in the bumps in the surface.

Monday, October 20, 2008

First test run no head (catch up post 6)

Feet are attached. and the computer program and basic xbox control program is built. This version of program attempted to use the Xbox crosshair controls for basic steering. It was not multi threaded so if you played a sound it would lock out the motor controls till the sound was done playing (fixed in later revisions).

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Front Feet (catch up post 5)

The front feet are 3/4 plywood stacks with dowel rods for ankles.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Front Legs (catch up blog part 4)

Basic front legs cut and attached using bolts through the body. (This attachment method was found out to be faulty after weight was applied to the unit).

Added top panel.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Start of the head and motor mounts (catch up posts part3)

Later in June we began working on the motor mounts and T3's head. T3's head started out as sandwiches of 3/4 plywood.

T3's motor are two 300w scooter motors. They are mounted in simple wooden frames and are chain driven.

(later the wheels were put in front of the motors to correct T3's center of gravity better and absorb some of the weight of the head better)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Filling out the body (catch up post part2)

around June 2008 I Started adding the brace panels and cross beams to give T3 that 3D look. With he help of my friends Dave and Trenton of course.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

May 2008 cutting out the base part (catch up part1)

Around May of 2008 I started cutting out the base shapes. The first pieces where the side and foot panels.

If you look closely at the picture to the left I began thinking about how I was going to lay out the inside space of the droid from the beginning. There are main areas inside T3 the top chest and the bottom flat panel.