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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Domo Arigato, Pool Roboto

In robotics club, we made a robot that "swims" around in water. The intention was to test it out in a swimming pool, but we made do with a pond. This is the frame for the robot. (As you can see, it was difficult to assemble. Just kidding!) It just required a pool noodle, some pvc pipe cut into sections (with holes drills into parts of the pipe.) The holes were for plastic ties we used to attach plastic netting.

We waterproofed the motors with film canisters and exorbitant amounts of wax. The robot was controlled via cate5 cable, so he definitely wasn't wireless. Very primitive, but a lot of fun to put together.