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Re: Drive System

On Thu, Mar 23, 2000 at 12:15:20AM -0500, Tim Vanderhoek wrote:
> Cindy, you can try making smaller belts for the motors.  Try some of
> many slightly different sizes.  These ones are too large (or,
> alternatively, the motors could be raised higher).

If someone could pick-up a bunch of the red belts from Active Surplus
before our lab, that may be useful, too.

I can show the robot doing what looks like it's following a beacon
around (I have tried the defend mode).  Moving at maybe 1ft per month
and with a sensor range of less than 1ft, it's pretty unimpressive,
though.  The motors generated too much noise on the sensors so I have
to stop the robot every X many seconds to check the sensors.

Whoever gets the little red pulleys should also buy some cheap 9V batteries
from Supreme.  Say five should be plenty.  They last quite a while
when used for the sensors (although the beacon gobbles them up pretty

Reply (by phone, email, whatever) when you get this, please.

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