I made this during spring break in March but didn’t have time to upload the Videos and pictures of it until now. This is my “Drill-Extension Rotary Pool Cleaner”. 🙂 I made it using Channel and Bearing parts from ServoCity and shafting from McMaster-CARR as well as my trusty Milwaukee hand-drill. My goal was to come up with a way to clean the pool without killing my hands and arms as I have in years past without spending a trillion bucks.
The solution I came up with is a light-weight extension to a common hand-drill (and drill would do) and using a shoulder strap for ergonomics. I had some spare pistol-grips laying around that I wasn’t going to use, so I bolted 3 of them onto the Channel to create multiple holding options (3D printed handles would work even better!). This way I can brush the floor while standing upright, and yet brush the walls while holding the tool closer to me with a shoulder strap, all without generating nearly the fatigue that I have in the past using other methods.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.