There's not too much soldering/etc to do with this project other than making a 5v regulator for powering the servos. Because of this I'm just going to provide a parts list for everything I used. If I get requests later on how everything goes together then I will add more documentation.
Electronics - "Forknife 2" - SRV-1 Based Robot Controlled Remotely via Android G1 Phone.
The source code for this project is still a work in progess, but you can check it out in it's current state by heading here: http://code.google.com/p/srv1console/
1x SRV-1 Robot Controller - Surveyor Corporation
1x Little Gripper - LynxMotion (no servos)
1x Little Grip Attachment Kit - LynxMotion
2x Hitech Servos, HS-422 reccomended.. or buy the little gripper kit with servos
1x 70096 Off-Road Tires (2 tires) - Tamiya
1x 70144 Ball Caster Kit (2 casters) - Tamiya
1x 70097 Twin-Motor Gearbox Kit - Tamiya
2x Brushed DC Motor: 130-Size, 6V, 11.5kRPM, 800mA Stall (Use in place of motors that came with the twin-motor gearbox kit)
1x 7805 regulator IC (At Sparkfun/Radioshack)
1x 100 uF electrolytic capacitor, at least 25V voltage rating (At Sparkfun/Radioshack)
1x 10 uF electrolytic capacitor, at least 10V voltage rating (At Sparkfun/Radioshack)
1x 5V regulator reverse protection diode
Standard 22 AWG wire (not stranded, multiple colors)
Superglue - Local hardware store
Square wooden dowels - Local Hardware Store
Toilet bulb - Local Hardware Store
Nuts/bolts - Local Hardware Store
1x Knife - Local cafeteria
2x Fork - Local cateteria
If you found this project interesting or helpful and have the means feel free to donate! Computers and bandwidth are expensive.
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