Link to ANCHOR Demo at USF
This first section includes the December 2015 updates to ANCHOR
This is a good view of what he normally looks like
ANCHOR has many doors and hatches to allow access to the inside
A closer view of the main hatch
Another view of the hatch
This is ANCHOR's "nose" it has 2 different gas sensors that ANCHOR can use to detect harmful chemicals in the air
New side panel view
This is the cargo door where ANVIL will be stored and deployed
View from behind ANCHOR and new rear controls
Control panel located on top of ANCHOR
New view of ANCHOR's head
So the pictures below are a little bit older, in December of 2015 I was able to do A LOT of work on ANCHOR! So everything above is newer below is older.
Me and my buddy here
The electronics are mounted sideways to save space. An acces door with a electronic lock is used to protect it, That is 90% of the electronics in ANCHOR
This is the back of ANCHOR. The USB programming port and AC in are located here. Also the computer moniter and a large arcade button to control power to it
New ANCHOR's Head, notice there are 2 sets of 4 LEDs as to give him the appearance of human eyes. These eyes are also full RGB and are capable of different colors depending on ANCHOR's mood. And yes his mood changes, He will start complaining if his batteries are low or if he can't "See" anything.
Here is a older video demonstrating the power of the new motors
ANCHOR v2 is equipped with a side door that folds down into a ramp and allows a robot the size of ANVIL or smaller to travel inside of ANCHOR. This is what the linear actuator now does instead of lifting the head
Here is a example of what it will look like when it works, ANVIL needed higher traction tires to go up and down the ramp, It does work succesfully now, It might be a while until I uploada a video of it though
Text and Images © 2015 Frank Magazu.