by Bill Boyers and Ron Brandenburg
Take two self-employed bikers — one into computers and electronics, the other a machinist, add a machine shop, a Basic Stamp and a trip to Wal-Mart, and this is what you get.
In The Beginning . . .
We originally had no clue as to where we were headed. Rick was working on a robot and asked me to machine some hubs for his wheels. When I was done, I said “what the heck, I’ll build a robot too…” It was downhill from there.
We had a vague idea of where we were headed, so I ordered the motors and battery from Jameco, and paid a visit to Wally World for some scooter wheels. A visit to the local scrap yard yielded a big 0.190″ thick aluminum plate for the chassis.Continue reading