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Rapid Prototyping of Small Robots

Greg Reshko, Matthew T. Mason and Illah Nourbakhsh
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-02-11, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 2002

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This paper describes our work on high quality rapid prototyping. The focus is on techniques that produce prototypes of desired quality and yet do not take long to build. We present necessary information about methods of control, power, sensors, batteries, electronics, and more. We outline materials, methods, and tools. We also explain how to use servomotors, Lego, and electronics to achieve satisfying results. Figure 1 shows an example of the kind of project. With the right tools and materials, and with parts on hand, the omni wheel telerobot took less than half an hour from conception to completion. The Appendices provides detailed information, including the steps to construct the Palm Pilot Robot Kit.

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author = {Greg Reshko and Matthew T. Mason and Illah Nourbakhsh},
title = {Rapid Prototyping of Small Robots},
year = {2002},
month = {March},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-02-11},
keywords = {robotics fabrication, palm pilot robot kit, rapid prototyping},