A site dedicated to Twichels, and things they (ok mostly me) are interested in.
To test out a few ideas, I decided to build a cheap testbed to see what works as I envision, and what does not.
The development of the robot proceeds the posts by quite a bit. It could be that Webmaster is not my thing, but the files do eventually get posted. Version 1.0 was posted on Instructables, though it has improved since then.
It's October. My underground sprinklers have been blown out so they won't
freeze. My mower moves around and cuts grass. The build log is trailing
way behind the actual build. My robot thoughts are drifting away from
lawnmowing and back to snowplowing.
Can this 'bot still be called Rebel Yell if it does not cry mow, mow, mow?
Some thoughts for spring:
Better blades: The wooden blades do cut grass, but not as well as I would like to see. Perhaps I could have metal cutting bars cut on a waterjet saw? X-acto blade inserts?
The comb needs to have wider gaps: Grass, the fat bladed stuff
I really don't want in the lawn anyway, sometimes gets caught in the comb
and will not go in far enough to reach the blades. The question becomes,
"how wide can the gaps be and still keep small fingers out?".
Maybe this will be resolved by running it with a reel (like a combine)
to push the grass harder .
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last updated 10-27-11