we finished our robot. we got to pick from a lot of diffrent parts. i thought it was fun. it took me along time to finish my junkbot. here is a picture of my junkbot in construction. when i put my robot together it just fell apart.
Today I made a junk bot which was really fun except for the part where we had to look for parts. I was slower to take items and by the time I made a decision most of the good parts were gone. But once i got started, the process got a little better. I still […]
Today I am going to make my own robot. it is going to consist of very simple parts such as old printer parts, gears, motors, etc. It is going to basically be a junk bot. It is probably going to have wheels to move around with.
When on the Internet at DIY robotics, I found an amazing junk bot that was a soda can fashioned into a RT-D2. I was thoroughly wowed by this junk bot. If I could see more of this persons work I would love to see it. Try checking out junks bot on the Internet some time, […]
Today I hacked into a computer along with three other group members. Inside we took out all the things that were removable. The mother board and the other circuits inside had many capacitors. A capacitor is a device that stores energy. Some were very big and held 16V. After that we removed the hot air […]
After wrecking the SquigglyBot, the team and I decided to do the next best thing: open up an expensive printer. One of our team members (Ashwin) had brought an old printer that he didn’t want anymore, so we were happy to dispose of it for him. Removing the external cover and casing of the printer […]
On the second day, we actually didn’t finish with just breaking open an old cellphone. Our next project was a SquigglyBot, as you can see above. It was basically made up of a computer fan, with a few blades missing. This made the fan imbalanced, causing it to vibrate and move around when turned on, […]
Making a fan into a robot ———–Yesterday, on the 19th of July, we made a fan into a robot. We took a fan and stripped the wires so we could connect them to the battery easily. Then we took the wires and taped them to the wires leading to the battery, closing the circut. The […]
We made a robots that could draw modern art by using a lopsided fan, rubber bands, four highlighters, and a 9 volt battery. I’m the one on the right side.
Following up on the last post, we did not use toothbrushes and micro-vibration motors to create robots, but did use markers and fans to make a robot that drew scribbles. More on that later. After that, we dissembled various appliances, like printers, DVD players, and photocopiers. I worked with two others to rip a DVD […]
Yesterday we also opened up a computer. It was an old Dell Windows XP. We opened it up and took off the top. Inside we saw the mother board, a fan, the power box, and lots of wires. We had to pry everything open with a screwdriver. We are going to use the parts for […]
Yesterday, some people got to hack computers and printers, while we got to hack a VCR!!! (VideoCassette Recorder). This was my first big hack, so I was very excited. Inside the VCR were several gears and electric parts, and a few motors. The first thing you see when you hack in to it, though, is the […]
Yesterday, after we posted in our blogs, we did projects that we didn’t get to blog about. Today, we have a chance to write about our experience yesterday. We got to create a robot yesterday: the Squigglebot. We had a light up fan and four markers, so we cut off three blades of the fan […]
Yesterday, we created very simple ‘bots from rubber bands, markers, and box fans. Their purpose was two fold: one, literally, to draw scribble art on paper, and two, metaphorically, to show us that robots don’t need to be programmed, with complex functions. The construction was rather simple, just the rubber-banding of the markers to the […]
we are going to make a junkbot. i am going to use a lot of parts like led lights,clamps and lots of other stuff. we are going to be working in groups my idea is to make a junkbot with arms and legs hands and feet. i will try to make it walk. here is a […]
We connected an LED lighted fan to a 9-volt battery. We made sure not to stick it on our tongues. We then put four rubber-bands through the four corners of the fan and connected them with four markers. We took of the caps of the markers and turned the fan on. It drew only a dot […]
Today I disected a computer. There are so many parts, they were all so interesting. Like in my cellphone post I am very excited to build a junkbot with these awesome parts.
After lunch we built robots that were able to draw. Here are the steps we did to make the robot. 1.Get a battery and a battery holder that plugs into the fan. Get a fan. 2.Cut and strip the wires of the fan. 3.Connect the battery holders wires to the stripped wires of the fan […]
On the 19th, we worked with computer fans to create simple robots that could draw. We started out by attaching markers to the fan, and modified the power cables to accept a 9-volt battery. We removed some fan blades to put the fan off balance, and tested and adjusted it a few times; we found that the simple […]
Today, we opened up an old HP inkjet printer. After struggling over the outer shell and numerous hex screws, we finally got to the internal components with the help of Toni. We found numerous circuit boards and mechanical components, and encountered a bit of residual ink, which was promptly wiped on me by Justin, who […]
we took apart a printer yesterday. we hacked into it and there were alot of diffrent parts in it. i had fun doing it and i got ink all over my hands. some parts in the printer are gears,circut boards and other parts. we are going to use some of the parts for are junkbot and […]
Yesterday we made a squigglebot. It was basically a small fan with markers on the corners. THree of the blades were cut off though. This was to make it uneven. It worked.
Yesterday, my team and I hacked into a printer. We weren’t completly done but we got pretty far. There were alot of hidden screws and it took us long to get inside it. Mostly because we didnt relize that we had to pop open the plate. However we finally got it, and then even more […]
I brought in my old printer that wasn’t working. It was a multifunction MP 500 with many features. It was difficult removing the casing, but when we had done that, we were able to see the hundreds of components that the printer consisted of. There was a large mother board and dozens of wires that allowed the printer […]
Yesterday, on Tuesday, all the kids in DIY robotics got into groups and were given computer fans. After attaching markers or crayons onto the sides of the fans and cutting off half the fan blades we created drawing robots!!! Then after placing the robots on a big piece of paper they created a beautiful painting […]
Yesterday, I made vibrational robots with Ben, Katerina, Nicolas, and I. They were a fan that lit up and it was run on a 9v battery. Then we put highlighters on it with rubber bands. After that we cut off 3 of the blades on the fan to make it wobble. Finally, we took the […]
Yesterday I made a squiggle bot using a computer fan, rubber bands, markers, and a batter with wires. Making the squiggle bot showed me how simple a robot could be to still have a function. Making the bot was fun because I was completely surprised on the finished product, since I had no clue was […]
Yesterday we also took apart a printer. It was messy because of the ink, and many of the screws would not come out. We also had troubles getting the top off. Whoever owns it will probabaly not get it back. At least not in a working condition.
Yesterday, the squiggle bot teams got to hack into pieces of eletronics. Me, Ashwin, Yusuf, and Rahul hacked into a large printer formerly in Ashwin’s possession. We spent a long time figuring out how to remove the main outer casing, and when finally got into the thick of it, we were able identify several parts. The […]
We created a robot that was able to draw by combining several components. One of the things we did was connect a fan to a battery. We used a nine volt battery. We then strung rubber bands through the edges. We added crayons and later markers with those rubber bands. We then cut several blades to destabalize […]
we made a drawing with a robot made out of a computer fan we cut off 3 of the fan blades to disable it and make it vibrate but ours only drew for a while then stop because the crayons got dull.
Yesterday, my team and I built a robot out of a blue LED fan and crayons. What we did is we cut 3 blades of so it would be unblanced and have a vibrating motion. Then we attached 4 crayons to it so it would have legs. Atleast thats what i thought at first. THen […]
Yesterday, me, Yusuf, Ashwin, and Rahul built a robot out of a plastic LED fan. The legs were markers and the fan had three out of its seven blades cut off, which created a vibrating motion, allowing the robot to move, and powered it with a nine-volt battery. We then took off the caps and put […]
We broke open a DVD player and saw the different components. The way we broke the player and hacked into it will not be of any interest to you. (Hint: The sledge-hammer method.) We saw many capacitors, resistors, and batteries, all varying in size and color. We also saw a 1000 micro farad capacitor the […]
Today, I took apart a perfectly unusable phone. First I took off the battery compartment and the battery. I started pulling at random places and much later I took of the keyboard. Then a teacher helped me take off the annoying 3 bit screws…….I REALLY do not like those screws. I took off the circut […]