BOTtle

BOTtle is a robot like many others but with a particularity, the wheels are made of plastic bottles as you can see in this video:





The components I will be using:
BOTle


The servos are already attached to one another with double side-tape, I will show you how to attach the wheels to the servo horns
BOTle


Start by adding wood self-tapping screws to the servo horn just a little in a way they won’t fall
BOTle


Repeat this process 4 times
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Open small holes in the exact place where the screws will be tight. I used a soldering iron.
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Tight both screws to the wheels
BOTle
BOTle


Now I am placing the bumpers on the front of the bot on a PVC sheet (in this post you can see what I have done for a Sharp sensor)
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And now the caster wheel, those screws tips are going to be cutted out
BOTle


The screw tips are gone and added a bit of super glue because the PVC melted when cutting the screws
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To attach the pvc base to the servos I am using double side rubber tape
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And this is what I have done so far, more will be added soon (I hope)
BOTle


BOTle

One thought on “BOTtle”

  1. Guilherme, I love the idea of using would-be-trash and upcycling it in an electronics project. The other day I was looking at the CD spindles that I use to keep my spools of wire, and wondered if they would be suitable as robot wheels (without the cover, just the spindle part).

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