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Robot Track System Lawn Mower Build Pt: 4

Proto-Type Finished (sort of)

Finally got the robo-mower painted and re-assembled; locktite on all the bolts, everything silicon sealed and water-proof and ready to go. All I'm lacking at this point are two Blue LED read-out screens that'll mount on the electronics box to display running info about the bot; battery, charge, Amps and AH plus more info as the other sensors come online.

Very excited to get it out and try it out... will post some videos once I'm out mowing!! Here are the pictures for you to check out, enjoy!!




This is my master ON/OFF switch to cut the power.



The LCD's will be on this box and will show various read-outs on the robots systems - should have those in a few days from Amazon.com!! 

With a platform like this it should be easy to switch out the mower if you wanted to run a leave mulcher or a blower or anything... I wanted it to as modular as possible so as I saw new needs I could use the same bot... 
That's it for now... video coming soon! Till then, get out an HACK something!!!

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RoBO Lawn-Mower So, I work at our church on the grounds team and my job is to use a push mower on the VERY steep hills around the main building; I would say there is about 2 acres of this extreme hills that need to be mowed every week. Whew... it's pretty rough sometimes!! Of course my inner-geek always comes out while I'm mowing and I think of how I could make it easier... well, what about having a robot do this for me!!

But what sort of robot could manage these hills and do a GOOD JOB of cutting God's grass... hummm...

I have been doodleing and drawing for about 6 months on this and finally started building last week!!

Here we go...



I had a small push mower that I had just bought so I was going to use that for my platform and started researching what sort of motors are best for robots and battle robots; and found that wheelchair motors are awesome work horses.

I found some on eBay for the Jazzy Pride 1 wheelchair, perfect!! I also found …