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ZappBot 3 – Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot

ZappBot 3 – Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot

It’s November 29, 2011 and I have been collecting parts for this Robot for about a year and started the build about November 1, 2011.

The robot is 11″ Wide, 12″ Deep and 21″ Tall.

It is controlled by a Propeller Chip P8X32A-D40 and a Digi XBee 1 mW Radio Module.

I can type commands on my PC keyboard to remote control the robot via a radio link.

The robot is programmed in Spin code.

At the present time I can send the following commands to the robot:

  • Move the Entire Robot
    • Forward, Backward, Rotate Clockwise, Rotate Counter-clockwise, Stop
  • Rotate the Torso
    • Left, Right, Center
  • Control the Head Movement
    • Pan Left, Pan Right, Pan Center
    • Tilt Up, Tilt Down, Tilt Level
  • Control the Left Arm
    • Left Shoulder Axis 1
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Forward
    • Left Shoulder Axis 2
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Out
  • Control the Right Arm
    • Right Shoulder Axis 1
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Forward
    • Right Shoulder Axis 2
      • Swing Up, Swing Down, Swing Out
  • LCD Back light
    • Turn On, Turn Off

Pictures, Description, Part List and Block Diagram are shown in the slides below:

ZappBot 3 Front View

ZappBot 3 Front View

ZappBot 3 Rear View

ZappBot 3 Rear View

ZappBot 3 - Electronics shown with cover

ZappBot 3 Electronics shown with cover

ZappBot 3 - Electronics with cover removed

ZappBot 3 - Electronics with cover removed

ZappBot 3 - Block Diagram

ZappBot 3 - Block Diagram

News Flash ! Parallax, Inc. is having a Weekend Sensors Sale! with 20% off selected sensors. (Sale Ends 10/3/2011 @ 10am PDT.)

Parallax Inc. is having a Weekend Sensors Sale! with 20% off selected sensors.
Compatible with most micro-controllers and robots.
The Sale Ends 10/3/2011 @ 10am PDT.
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