VacBot Updated 8/6/05

The first iteration with the electric drill motors installed, and six inch lawn mower polyethylene hubbed rubber wheels. It goes too fast at this point, and even with a 20 percent duty cycle, the motors will need some sort of reduction. Belts and pulleys or gears are being looked at. But on smooth floors its fine. I'm going for the carpet traction and power mode. Yet to be added is the advanced cleaning algorithms, and bumpers.
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Here is an MPG movie, of the sweeper initialized, all motors turning and running over at a reasonable speed some shred paper. The brushes do not yet touch the floor, I have to set the height yet. But it still sweeps up most of the stuff.

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