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Line Following, Obstacle Avoiding , and Victim Finding , Oh My!
*** Bill of Materials and Hours Spent ***
Submitted by airman00 on February 24, 2008 - 4:01pm.
Here is the bill of materials for this robot. Now before all of you are baffled by the realtively high price let me let you in on a little secret. Some of the parts here were reused from previous projects I made .
I got plexiglas donated to me, I got some parts as free samples, I got the PICBASIC PRO compiler for free from a friend, and I bought a ton of parts on eBay for up to 75% off what it usually goes for. So the actual total cost for me personally was less than $50 , most of the savings are from already owning the parts.
Researching : 50 hours
Designing: 100 hours
Assembling : 10 hours
Documenting: 35 hours
For a total of : 195 hours
Whats the reason for all that time researching and designing? This was my first project with a microcontroller, with IR photoreflective sensors, with PING ultrasonic sensors , and with PICBASIC. If I were to do a similar project now, after gaining all this knowledge, I would probably finish eveything in under 20 hours.