Hello World: The Diary of a Student Engineer

ELEGOO Tumbller Self-Balancing Robot
  • Accurate modelling of the wheel’s of the robot: The spokes of the wheel are quite intricate and can only really be modelled using Surfaces in my opinion. So far, I’m making progress but there’s definitely room for improvement.
  • The modeling of wires and the microcontroller board: I’ve never done this before but have seen it done before using custom textures and 3D sketches. I’ve added it to the list of things to learn via YouTube.
  • Textures/Decals: This is mainly for aesthetic reasons but I think it’s important to find a way of styling some components like the ultrasonic sensor and motors to enhance the overall model. I’ll either have to add this to the YouTube list or maybe check out grabcad.com for these components.
Initial Design for the Tumbler’s wheels

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