The pie chart above shows the results of our $500 budget distributed in three categories; sensors, electrical and mechanical components.
From the pie chart it is clear that the majority of the spending, which is more than half of the budget goes towards electrical components. This is due to our strategy, and design philosophy.
Our robot, Frank the Tank, was created with the vision of a high power mini sumo bot through high torque and traction.
Torque-based design instead of speed and acceleration
Defensive and reactionary style
Four-wheeled implementation for maximum surface area, friction, and stability
Since we wanted to build strong and durable, this meant that we had to invest in the parts that though were costly, would allows us to achieve the desired results.
The total cost of the whole project is $350, however if you wanted to build Franky, it would only cost $250