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Big WALL-E


So I am starting a WALL-E project with my kids.  I like robots, they like WALL-E, its a fit :-)

I am using square steel tubing, wheel chair motors, 2 Deep Cycle batteries, and so on.  I need to find motor control boards still.  I'm guessing when all is said and done he will weigh around 400lbs, a lot of the weight coming from the batteries.

 

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Never, but never, argue with a computer which has nuclear weapons under its control...

If it isn't too late in your design process, you should look for a "Jazzy" wheelchair by Pride Mobility and use those motors. They are smaller & lighter than traditional wheelchair motors but will still move a 300lb person while drawing less than 6 amps. Lighter motors, smaller batteries, and cheaper speed controller mean less weight and longer run time.

LOL that is the chair I got, a Jazzy 1113 ATS

 

 

 

Never, but never, argue with a computer which has nuclear weapons under its control...

Quite a nice project ! WALL-E is a fun robot. I'm looking forward seeing it driving around !

Thank you, I'm sure I will have some questions :-)

 

 

Never, but never, argue with a computer which has nuclear weapons under its control...

I am now looking for a motor control board for these Jazzy motors.  Any recomendations?

 

Thanks

 

Never, but never, argue with a computer which has nuclear weapons under its control...

Nice work!!! I hope it looks more like my icon soon enough lol.

Check this video out. There are others there too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW-Bf3yjUyE