|Developmental Diary of the PPF-07i|
June 9, 2000I start the conceptual design. A servomotor and a battery are located in an acrylic case. An electric base for a microcomputer is located above the side of the case.
June 15, 2000The approximate shape is completed, shown in the photographs at the right. An R/C receiver is located on the PPF-07i. It was confirmed that it could swim. However, there are several problems.
(1) It has a bad balance in the water.
Two fish robots were built at the same time. I am about to finish the float hull, and install the microcomputer and sensors.
No good! It is not identical to the first PPF-07i. I must come up with a new fish robot.
June 20, 2000The float hull is finished. Two fish robots are almost completed. One will be used to measured basic performance by me. Another will be developed further by Dr. Sugawara.
June 21, 2000The microcomputer is installed. The program is almost finished.
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