Colony Scout: (04-25-2009)

Attached is the BOM for the mechanical platform as of 04-25-20009. The design includes the motors, encoders, wheels, aluminum plating, long-range IR sensors, battery, and dedicated areas for PCBs. By double-clicking on the second sheet of the drawing document, you can rotate a 3D model of the Colony Scout.

Files can be viewed with (free) eDrawings Viewer (

Bill O' Materials

Online Metals

Rear Baseplate: 4.75"x4" 6061 T6 Aluminum ($1.71)
Pivot Block: 1"x1"x0.5" 6061 T6 Aluminum ($0.72) x2
Side IR Mount: 1.85"x1.85"x0.32" 5052-H32 Aluminum ($0.17) x2
Front Baseplate: 4.75"x2"x0.65" 6061 T6 Aluminum ($0.86)
Front IR Mount: 5.4"x1.6"x0.32" 5052-H32 Aluminum ($0.43)


49x19mm Wheel ($3.49 each) x4
Extended Motor Bracket ($2.495 each) x4
298:1 Micro Metal Gear Motor ($15.95) x4

Additional Colony Scout Materials

Colony Scout Homepage

Bill of Materials

Mechanical Platform

IR Sensor Array

Colony Scout Localization and Orientation

Design Validation & Course Testing

Efficient Communication over Mesh Network

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