You WILL need Wiremod and some sort of Weight tool for this to work.
Improved Weight Tool:
This guide will show you how to make a basic wiremod robot move and turn.
This guide will not teach you how to make a Wiremod brain; only how to use it for basic robot movement.
Types of movement and turning.
Wiremod robots can be moved and turned with a variety of methods but this is a list of a few basic ways to make a Wiremod robot move:
- 1. Basic legs.
- 2. Basic “back and front” Thrusters.
- 3. Basic “Torque based” Thrusters.
This guide will show you ONLY how to use these 3 and how they work.
1. Basic legs.
When making legs for a Wiremod robot you will need to do the following.
Check the weight of the body.
Check the weight of the wheel.
Check the weight of the leg itself.
You need to check these 3 so you can adjust the torque and weight properly for the legs to work.
Body weight: 600
Wheel weight: 500
Wheel Torque: 30,000
Leg weight: 500
You will need to adjust these weights and the wheels torque if you plan on making bigger and heavier robots but do not put too much torque; this can cause the leg to break.
I advise you experiment with the torque to weight ratios to get an understanding of how to make robots walk.
Connecting the leg to the wheel:
If you look at this leg please note that the canister has keep upright enabled; the red line you can see is showing where an axis joint is.
I advise you to use axis joints when connecting a simple prop leg to a wheel and to make sure that the wheel is turning the right way.
Connecting to the brain:
All you need to do is make sure the wire wheels turn the right way and wire each one to the corresponding side of the brain that gives the right output.
You can weld the wheels together on both sides for stability (Like I do) but do make sure that you do 2 things:
1. Make sure the wheels are in line to avoid issues.
2. Don’t accidentally weld the wheel to something else.
2. Basic “back and front” Thrusters.
Basic “back and front” Thrusters are one of the easiest to do.
All you need to do is place them on the robots front and back like this; wire them up and experiment with the amount of force you need for optimal turning.
The weight and model of a thruster will affect how much force it generates.
3. Basic “Torque based” Thrusters.
Basic “Torque based” Thrusters are a little more advanced that the second type.
All you are doing is placing 2 thrusters; welding them to the body and wiring them up; but you need to take the Torque generated by this method into account along with the force as its very easy to put them out too far and add too much force.
You should look for a balance between distance and force; you can also add a set on the back if you need to; just make sure you wire things up properly.
The weight and model of a thruster will affect how much force it generates; increasing the torque generated.
Thank you for reading + Example Robot.
If you have any questions; please ask in the comments.
Here is an example robot you can use to practice with what you have seen here:
This is all about Garry’s Mod – Basic Wiremod Robot Turning and Movement; I hope you enjoy reading the Guide! If you feel like we should add more information or we forget/mistake, please let us know via commenting below, and thanks! See you soon!
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