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VEX Balancing Robot

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[Thanks to hmoor14 for submitting this project!]

hmoor14 put together a fun little (Ok, it’s not THAT little… ) robot. It’s a VEX robot that is able to keep upright while simultaneously acting as a punching bag! Take a look:

I asked hmoor14 a few questions about his robot:

1) What inspired you to build this robot?

I wanted to start learning about robots and how to control them. So, when I saw a video on a balancing robot, I decided I would try that project.

2) How long did it take you to make this?

This was my first robot, so it probably took longer than it should have!
I pretty much did it over the Christmas holidays and then some. So about a month part time. Most of the time was not actually spent building the actual robot but learning how to design it and test the pieces. Just getting around the deadzone in the motors took me a few days.

3) What are your future plans with the robot?

I’m fixing to take it apart, I need the parts for my next robot :( But, I am going to keep what I’ve learned (which was so, so much).

Close up of the robot:

Great job hmoor14!

Written by Vu Nguyen

February 9th, 2012 at 11:17 am