Meet " Squeegee" , The Flooring Mopping Robot , Modified Radioshack Robie Jr

 
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This is a simple project that hopefully I wont over complicate. Since he Squeegee needs to get as close to furniture and the toilet and bathtub as possible this my be a challenge. After all we spend most our time trying to get our robots to avoid the objects in the room. Im giving new life to a radioshack robie jr rc controlled robot.

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#2

Ok first we need to see what we are working with..... I took the robot apart and removed most electronics and ran it through the dish washer. Now the robot looks very clean. I would like every ones opinion if I should use the dome or not.
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#3

I have a small problem , one wheel has damage to the rubber. I am going to consider using continuous rotation servos and the tires with them. Well see if I can work my magic and make these wheels work. Somthing very important is that the drive train is quiet as this is really not a entertainment robot.
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#4

Now that the robot is generally clean we can take a look at how much room I have to work with. A huge section of the robot is dedicated to 8 AA batteries from the original manufacturer. We will see but that could be a possible mountingamounting area for a big lipo battery.
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We see if you dont count the AA battery box there is 7 inches high of space and 4 inches to the collar from the factory pcb.

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Test fitting ezb ? Sure why not
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Looks like ezb fits right at home dead center of the robot. I may use a different position if I eliminate this AA battery box that is taking up soooo much room. I took a look at possible ez cam mounting positions as well.
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#7

I like the dome Josh. And it goes along with his bigger brothers.

#8

Cool pics and nice job ! Congratz ! Now some vids ?

Greetz,
PhG

#9

Probably no vids till something can move. I dont believe I will do any kind of pan or tilt on this robot but we will see.

#10

Ok so far I have planned how the robot will perform the cleaning task. I will get a shammy and the front half of the robot will have a velcro underside. The robot will slowly squirt a fluid on the floor only while in forward motion. The front brush should loosen particles and shammy mostly soak up and catch the dirty stuff. Right behind the shammy I have a dc blower I have had for years and never used so I can aim this downward to dry the mopped floor.