T.H.O.R. Rover Part 3: Omni-wheels

In Part 2 of T.H.O.R. rover build I talked about issue I had with turning.   It was clear that they way rover was built it wouldn’t work so I went on researching.

As you have probably guessed answer lied in Omni-Wheels.  These are very clever wheels that can spin in pretty much any direction thanks to […]

December 26th, 2017|3D Printing, diy, In The Lab, robotics|0 Comments

T.H.O.R. Rover Part 2: First Prototype

This is second part of my build log of the T.H.O.R. Rover. Please see first part (concept and idea) here.
Components.
Motors and Frame

Because I based my rover on rocker-bogie platform with skid steering drivetrain (think steering a tank, turning is accomplished by rotation of one side in one direction and other side in the opposite) I needed 6 […]

September 22nd, 2017|3D Printing, diy, Laser machine, robotics|0 Comments

Journey into robotics. The beginning of T.H.O.R. Rover

Robotics is fascinating and complex topic.  I’ve always wanted to dive into it headfirst, but seeming complexity, cost in both time and money has stopped me so far. Finally I decided to dedicate some time and explore this subject by building my own robot.

Hopefully this will be a series of articles on the build progress, […]

September 22nd, 2017|3D Printing, diy, robotics|0 Comments