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[DPRG] nBot rising...

Subject: [DPRG] nBot rising...
From: David P. Anderson davida at smu.edu
Date: Sat Oct 5 09:48:27 CDT 2013

Hey Kip,

Long time.  The robot was in a leather carrying case in the floor board of
my car, where I often leave it.  Next morning the car was full of smoke. 
   I do
think I was lucky it did not burn up my car and/or house.  I carry a 
fire extinguisher
in my trunk, but it was out by the time I found it next day.   I think 
the leather bag
contained and smothered the flames.

This happened just before I had to leave town for a few weeks.  So I 
rounded up
all my other robot and heli lipos, and put them in the fireplace while 
we were gone.
They're still there. :)


On 10/05/2013 07:01 AM, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> David,
> I just got around to checking my DPRG emails.
> I missed that nBot burned, but I am glad it is back in operation. I am
> guessing the battery company did not pay you for the costs of nBoit.
> That could have started a house fire. Were you around when it went up in
> flames?
> Kip
> On Sun, 2013-09-15 at 11:30 -0500, David P. Anderson wrote:
>> ...from the flames of the LiPo fire...
>> <http://www.geology.smu.edu/dpa-www/robo/nbot/nbot6/nbot6_right-rear-02xx.jpg>
>> It's about 90% rebuilt.  I was able to salvage the FAS-G IMU (!), the
>> tires, wheels, axles and gears, one motor and set of bearings, one Ping
>> sensor and one Sharp sensor, and the buttons array.
>> The rebuilt robot features new frame, upper and lower decks, motor
>> mounts and chassis plate, new batteries (NiMH), power supply, H-Bridge,
>> Microcontroller and LCD (thanks Jeff!) new AT2313 protocol converter
>> (thanks Mark Sims!), new sensors,  and a new power panel.   Took in
>> total about 5 months to rebuild, about half on electronics and half
>> mechanical.
>> As of this week it is balancing and exploring my shop and office. Video
>> coming soon.  Here are some more pictures:
>> <http://www.geology.smu.edu/dpa-www/robo/nbot/nbot6.html>
>> happy roboting!
>> dpa
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