May 272011

Trying to learn more about making controllers for actual robots, but the bge is cheaper than buying components. Thought I’d start simple so I made a little differential drive robot and some control stuff. Wanted to spice it up so I gave him a little scoop so he could pitch a ball up.

For now the drive control is completely retarded and the target (ball) sensor is arbitrary so it doesn’t mimic a real sensor like I meant it to. Working on the motor controls more right now.

.blend file (b2.57b)

The bot gets the ball, then goes to the ‘goal’, then pitches the ball up. No aiming yet, doesn’t even work real hard to point in the right direction. Sort of a spaz shot.

Actually this was an offshoot of some problems I was having while trying to make a 0G ‘satellite’ type bot. So I thought I’d limit myself to 2D for now.