|This is not as much about the wagon as it is about the robot that is pulling it. The robot is a platform that will be work in progress for testing different sensors and tools that will ride along.
|| My first attempt will be a robotic arm that will grab a bottle of water and hand it to someone in need of a drink. The robot is radio controlled and will also have the ability to be controlled through a video camera. This is known as FPV or “First Person View”.
Below is work in progress, as you can see it started as an electric wheelchair-
Last summer’s project is still in the works and due to be completed summer 2016. This was part of a total backyard restoration that we contracted out. We found a great landscape contractor, he had to be great his first name is the same as mine, that gave us a great deal for the total package. He is a “landscape contractor” that does great with hardscape and plant material but was lacking on the structural design of decks. Yours truly stepped in, produced a set of CAD drawings that enabled me to do a material takeoff for the treated beams and Trex decking that was to be used in the project.
RA/CAR is the rarest and most desirable 1/8 RC car of them all, these were the one of the first competition cars on the market. They were produced in the late 1960s by Ron Moody, RC car racing began in the USA in the late 1960s. This car was purchased as a kit back in the early 70’s, my father and I started it but was never finished. After my father’s passing, I found it up in the rafters hidden in a old dusty box. I kept it for a couple years, after seeing one listed on eBay and selling for over $2,000 I decided to finish building it. Mostly finishing the wire suspension and mounting components.
The engine is a Super Tigre G23 which has never been started. All of the delicate suspension was completed, cleaned up and looks new. The chassis is made of urethane foam with a layer of fiberglass over the top of it, which makes it light and strong. Also unique to these cars is the two speed + neutral trans-axle with a centrifugal clutch. It is a beautiful piece of engineering and in perfect working condition. A three channel RS radio was also purchased at the time of the car. It is used to operate the steering + throttle + gearbox. The body is a Lotus 78 painted and detailed matching the original full scale racing body. There are no body mounts as the body is only used for display purposes, for which it does very nicely.
338 W. Lincoln Ave Anaheim
CA USA 92805