Robot Assembly

I have put most of my effort in assembling the robot and updating the assembly document while building. The main bot is now completed, except for the head and the grippers. I forgot to order the idle bearings for the MX-28 when I put in the big order back in January, but they should arrive in a couple of weeks. Also been sourcing parts for the head assembly, should arrive before Easter in addition to parts that need to be 3D printed.

Next step for the building part is to finish off wiring all the motors and power supply. For now the servos are running off the 12v10a SMPS power supply and the NUC is using its original power supply, so I need to look into batteries and wiring everything together. My idea is to add an On-Off-On switch between the NUC and the main power so I have the option of powering it either from batteries or the power supply. Alternatively it should be possible to power it from a external power supply while the batteries are charging without the need of powering down. rebooted

I decided to stop my previous project, the ROSbonova, almost a year ago now as I decided it wouldn’t be able to deliver what I am looking for. Since then I have gathered parts and saved up some money to build a “HR-OS5 General Grievous” clone.

I had some difficulties getting the subdomain settings right for the blog and the wiki, and I have some other minor things that I want to fix before I’m satisfied with the setup, but I’ll I aim to start working on the robot and sharing the progress here in the blog.

I’ve already got most of the mechanical parts assembled, I’m missing some servos before it is complete. The idea is to write a small application to control each servo individual to find max, min and center limits. Then I might do the same with ROS integrated, making two small and easy tutorials for Dynamixel and ROS.