Today we have a guest blog post by DamonMM2000 on his new creation, the CUB3:
To those who are reading this, I am DamonMM2000, and I have been building LEGO MINDSTORMS robots ever since the EV3 first came out in LEGO stores.
This is my newest build, the CUB3, inspired by gerardhogenhout's Lego Technic CUBE- or not only a CUBE?. Built with LEGO MINDSTORMS and Technic components, it includes 2 EV3 Large Motors, 1 EV3 Medium Motor, 1 EV3 Infrared Sensor, 2 small linear-actuators, a pair of hidden caterpillar tracks, and more!
With its insignificantly-looking cubic structure, CUB3 is engineered to look like your ordinary box just lying around. With the small linear actuators grounded, the body shell of CUB3 rests at ground level. A small open area at the top rear allows the Infrared Beacon/Remote to infiltrate to the Infrared Receiver hidden under the body shell. On smooth, hard surfaces, CUB3 is able to drive and move around its surroundings; what's more cool than an ordinary-looking (cardboard? you get the idea) box moving around your room? Carpet? Raised elevation? Obstructing obstacle? No problem for CUB3! CUB3 just runs the Medium Motor and extends the linear actuators, which in turn raises the body shell about an inch off the ground. The drivetrain is geared up 3:5 for extra speed!"