New to Robotshop - love the site, love the store.
I am building a "mini" Astromech (R2D2 clone). I say mini,?
because instead of a full 18" and 200 lbs, mine is going to
end up being approximately 10" and 10lbs. (Made of plastic).
I have googled for hours, and cannot find any clear advice on
what servo motor's I should look at for the wheels under the feet,
which are attached to the legs.
I plan on getting castors working first, so that basically the robot
will be on roller skates - and then add the motorized wheels on to that.
Can anyone point me in the right direction in terms of a set of motors or
maybe a base kit I can buy, and then rig up into the feet? I'd be willing
to spend upwards up $100 per foot. I would be willing to cut up an existing
2WD kit if necessary - or just buy the specific motors individually.
Is Servo motor's the way to go with this, or should I be looking at DC Motors
with a motor controller?
For what it's worth - I am using an Aruduino as a brain.