| Assembly Part 6 |
Last Modified: 2006-10-03
In this part, you complete the robot. This part uses the batteries, cable ties from Bag 3, and the roller wheels. The tools required are a small Phillips screwdriver.
Route the serial connector cable from the hole in the bottom of the deck between the servos and the deck to the Pontech controller and plug it in to the controller.
The wiring should now be complete and all connected. Make sure the connections are all correct and then use the two red cable ties to hold the wires in place. Take care to bundle up the wires so none hang down while the robot is moving around. These ties also serve an additional purpose of helping to hold the Palm device in place on top of the robot. Use the diagram below to get the proper orientation. When they are in place, cut off the excess but leave about 1/4" of length on top of the robot to help hold the Palm device.
Detail showing proper cable tie orientation.
Attach the wheels using the small black servo horn screws. Start by aligning the white servo horn with the splines on the servos and then follow with screws to hold the wheels in place.
You are done! Charge up the batteries and add them to the robot. If the servo wheels twitch when you add the batteries, the switch is in the on position so switch it off. You can now download programs to your Palm Pilot, dock it, and begin testing, using, and enjoying your new Palm Pilot Robot.
We would like to thank the following people for their contributions, constructive criticism, and support (in no specific order):
Art and Anita Polner
Review the previous building step .
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