Name is the Hardest Part

Name Your Robot

Next was naming. And many people who are in programming would know that is the hardest part. Luckily, name, kind of, imposed itself. Before we started staring down that rabbit hole, we though we need some public source repository - a place to collaborate on various things like images, links to web pages or videos, snippets for blogs, source code, etc. And there's where name emerged.

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Search For a Robot

Search The Internet

This was really interesting, a few weeks long brainstorming that went through quite a few different web sites and videos.

Main considerations we started with were:

  • simple, four wheels, tank steering robots are boring
  • four (or more) independent steered wheels we've already done on previous PiWars
  • legs are different to wheels

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Short (Pre) History

Recruit A Team Member

At least two-three years before learning about PiWars I was thinking of making a walking robot. As with many things I couldn't start small: I thought the easiest way would be to make a 6 or 8 legged one: Raspberry Pi powered, 3d printed body, servo drive legs and servos in all the joints. And to make it 'properly' - each leg to have three degrees of freedom. That meant 8x3 servos + a couple spares, so I ordered 28 servos in total.

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Nikola Web Site Is Up

This is first post on our new web site dedicated to four legged PiWars robot!

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