Building A 52 INCH Robot With Arm

Testing The Vac

The goals of the robot was to be able to pick up objects weighing up to 2 lbs. from the floor and put them on a table by remote control and autonomously.

The first thing I did was to see if the "Lentek" vac was strong enough for the robot I wanted to build. I put a 5 lb weight on the vac and see if it could run and turn on a rug; it did.

Some notes here; even without a weight the vac could not go from the floor surface to the rug so don't try to build upon the base of the vac itself.

When I give wood measurements in the rest of this tutorial they will be real measurements and not store measurements. For example I will be using a 4" by 1" piece of wood in many places in this project. Real measurements are 3 3/4" by 3/4".

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