Thursday, February 07, 2008

CPU Update

I'm not giving up!!!!

Ethan, From the group had an idea sort of like this and I think it's going to work. I used a garage door opener front mount as a mounting bracket and drilled a pin hole through the arm.

This will give me a tight pivot point and since the cap is not part of the arm, I think I can make it work. This is just the start of a long process that hopefully will turn out O.K.


R2D2 Fett said...

Im sure you will get it to work!!

Man...I tried touching the wires fror my feet motors (one at a time) to a 12v battery. One side woudn't budge..not quite enough power..and the other side the wheel would slip, then not turn.

I will be wiring 24v to each so I hope they move this beast then, but I am really concerned about the wheels just slipping, since some of the weight will be supported by tiny casters I put at the front of the rear feet to keep it flat.

Fun FUn fun

Calvin Thomas said...

Which wheels are you useing?
And are they mounted to the front of the foot or to the rear?
Are you useing scooter motors?

Chris Lee (I think) had this problem with the drive wheel to the rear and the caster up front and it would slip. He canged it around and it pulls perfect now.
That's how mine are, Drive to the front and caster to the rear.

R2D2 Fett said...

Yeah, mine are drives in the rear. I'll wire it up and try it..I might be able to get away with removing the front wheel...not too sure. I tried to wedge it so the scooter wheels are slightly lower than the casters...

Getting tough to run the dude over..can't do it by myself without damaging the feet.