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David's K9 Build

Started by davidnagel, May 18, 2020, 02:36 pm

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fivefingeredstyre

I can't believe I missed this thread before. I'd love to know how the arduino works? I've been tripping over my K9 for years now threatening to get it motorised...

davidnagel

Quote from: scotland yard on Aug 20, 2020, 09:03 pmSo there, I feel you, but I'm sorry to tell you that at this level of dad-hijacking, this build diary might as well be called "David's Dad K9 Build"



Andy, I've been so tempted to rename the thread accordingly too! But given how involved I've been, discussing dimensions and procedures on how I was going to approach everything.. its sort of a half and half build.

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Aug 21, 2020, 06:08 amIs that a Ford Escort Chassis?

Yes sir! Dad is a bit of a fantatic!

Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Aug 21, 2020, 06:14 amI can't believe I missed this thread before. I'd love to know how the arduino works? I've been tripping over my K9 for years now threatening to get it motorised...

You're forgiven. For now...

The ardunio is just another dumb computer that needs to be told what to do really! Its that simple, haha.

There are alot of resources online that explain ardunio at various levels, so I would recommend any that you find. I think the biggest conumdrum is finding the parts that would be compatible with it. Its only a 5v board, so you would need various other parts (MOSFETs) to change voltage etc etc, you know the drill.

I've promised kit-kat a list of what dad has picked up to motoroise K9, so I'll publish it here when said list is ready...

In the meantime, I am 3d printing linkages and motor chassises for the ears etc..
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

davidnagel

And here's the first of the printed parts... The back panel

IMG_20200821_184313_109.jpg
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

fivefingeredstyre

Quote from: davidnagel on Aug 21, 2020, 03:06 pm
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Aug 21, 2020, 06:08 amIs that a Ford Escort Chassis?
Yes sir! Dad is a bit of a fantatic!
Your Dad's in good company...

Quote from: davidnagel on Aug 21, 2020, 03:06 pm
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Aug 21, 2020, 06:14 amI can't believe I missed this thread before. I'd love to know how the arduino works? I've been tripping over my K9 for years now threatening to get it motorised...
You're forgiven. For now...

The ardunio is just another dumb computer that needs to be told what to do really! Its that simple, haha.

There are alot of resources online that explain ardunio at various levels, so I would recommend any that you find. I think the biggest conumdrum is finding the parts that would be compatible with it. Its only a 5v board, so you would need various other parts (MOSFETs) to change voltage etc etc, you know the drill.

I've promised kit-kat a list of what dad has picked up to motoroise K9, so I'll publish it here when said list is ready...

In the meantime, I am 3d printing linkages and motor chassises for the ears etc..
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davidnagel

Think your reply is broken Steve!
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

davidnagel

I think dad is having way too much fun with this:


And I still haven't started on the head :(
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

russellsuthern

Looking so cool there.

Mine is just sitting there staring at me accusingly, demanding to be motorized....



Regards,

Russell

davidnagel

K9 is in the house but I'll wait till he's more complete before sharing.

So in the meantime, here is the side panel logo. 3d printed. Painted in grey primer, almost tempted to leave the primer. I think it looks ok as is.

IMG_20201110_090204_2.jpg

K9 nerds will notice I used the School Reunion screw arrangement. I may reprint with the original prop layout... Who's nose.
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

davidnagel

Actually, here's a little video of another test drive:

Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

russellsuthern

That's brilliant!!

Makes me want to motorize mine...

Looking forward to seeing him finished....


 ;D


Russ