Alternator Upgrade for Hybrid Robot

Driving "Roberto the Robot" on low and or almost dead batteries does not make for a very fun experience. In order to correct this problem, I decided to install an alternator on the top deck plate. Therefore, when the 6.5hp engine was running the batteries would charge and the robot would operate as usual. The alternator I used is a 120 amp Deutz Letrika alternator from Surplus Center.


            Welcome to the "Robots" section of HWR Robotics! The robot below is creatively named: Roberto, Roberto the Robot.

He is the prototype robot. If you browse through the pictures or look at the front page slideshow you will see that I have attached a pneumatic system

to him which includes two pistons in both the front and the rear. If I need to prototype anything it ends up getting mounted to Roberto.

He has come in really handy when I want to test out small engines but don't want to make a frame in order to test them.