TinBot Parts List

The TinBot is constructed from commonly available galvanized steel parts found at most any hardware or home improvement store. Only minimal cutting is needed to form the base, which is made by sandwiching different steel pieces together with 6-32 hardware.

The robot is powered by two R/C servo motots that have been modified for continuous roration (the parts list specifies either of two motors that come from the factory already modified; you can use these, or most any other standard servo that you modify for continuous rotation.

The robot is balanced using a 1-1/4" swivel caster.

Found in: Chapter 12, Build a Motorized Metal Platform

TinBot Parts List

2

Standard-size R/C servo motors, modified for continuous rotation

Parallax

Pololu

2

2-1/2"- or 2-5/8"-diameter wheels, with hubs for attaching to the servo motor

Budget Robotics

Parallax

2

Plastic servo motor mounts

Budget Robotics

1

1/4" plate for swivel caster

(construct from scrap plastic or wood)

16

8

4-40 x 1/2" machine screws and nuts

#4 washers

Budget Robotics

 

You may obtain the following items at your local hardware or home improvement store:

1

Simpson Strong-tie TP35 nail plate (measures 3-1/8" x 5")

1

Simpson Strong-tie TP37 nail plate (measures 3-1/8" x 7")

2

Simpson Strong-tie LSTA9 straps (measures 1-1/4" x 9")

6

6-32 x 3/8" machine screws

2

6-32 x 1/2" machine screws

1

1-1/4" swivel caster (example: Lowe's item #66941)

8

6-32 nuts

14

#6 washers

4

Metal corner angle (“L”) brackets, approximately 3/4" x 1/2" wide