|The robot is machined out of a hunk of aluminum with a steel tooth on the right.|
|The integrated control board and motor driver. The driver chips are on the bottom|
While the robot wasn't completed in time for Dragon*con's robot battles in 2012, it did have a chance to prove itself during the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire robot battles in October.
A new control board later, and Gyro King was spinning at 2000 RPM. It competed at the GMX robot battles. While it did not do so well in the one vs one competition due to limited mobility, it won the rumble competition.
|Battery||3S, 11.1V, 1050 mAh lithium polymer battery|
|Motors||Two Turnigy 1450Kv brushless DC motors|
|Weapon||The robot itself, with a S7 tool steel tooth|
|Motor drivers||Allegro A4960 driving discrete half-bridges|
|Robot angular velocity||2000 RPM|
This robot competed in:
Atlanta Mini Maker Faire Robot Battles 2012
Geek Media Expo 2012
Source code, Solidworks models: https://github.com/GHF/gyroking/
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