Robo Power. Mary Silliman Age:11 Wake County Oakrabots 4-H Club. Purpose. To describe challenges in working with a LEGO robot To compare different ways to power small robots and find which ones work best To describe where robot power systems will take us in the future.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Mary Silliman Age:11
Oakrabots 4-H Club
ROBOTS! (no slips); nanotechnology will some day send medicines through blood vessels directly to an infection or tumor.
But RoBetty’s sensors were all in the right place
One final check of the asked,Controller is always to look over the computer program that tells it what to do—
If the answer is, “No,” then to Power we must go…
The asked,Power system is both the “stomach”—or energy supply—in the form of DC batteries, and the “heart”--or delivery system, including motors and wires
So what could we do about power?
Most motors are not that different, so I decided to focus on batteries. Four different solutions I tried were..
My second power solution was just to batteries. Four different solutions I tried were..
My third solution was to try different kinds of batteries and use the most reliable kind.
Most are not built for
the high-drain demands
of small robots or computers.
Another choice is the and use the most reliable kind.
NiCads are more expensive than
alkalines but still pretty affordable, especially when you consider that they can be recharged (in 1-2 hrs.) up to 1500 times. They produce the strongest current and can handle high-drain electronics. However, replacing them means losing program memory and tossing them is a problem since Cadmium is toxic.
My final battery choice was the and use the most reliable kind.
Current AMP x HRS of Current
(2 amp/hr x 2 hr = 4 amps)
Industrial Robots powered by
->May Create Compressed air for Pneumatic
->May Create Power to move oil in Hydraulic
New technologies are being developed for the robots of the future