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Offline dapjangTopic starter

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Best Pre-Built Robot
« on: April 06, 2010, 12:45:36 PM »
Hello, I'm looking for a place to buy pre-built robots.  I'm trying to teach VERY basic robotics in Tunisia.  I will be purchasing from overseas, so a well-known company is preferred, even if it is more expensive.  I would be using PIC micro controllers (probably 16f877) and would want to help students drive a motor, display information on LCD and use some basic sensors.  Looking for a simple and well built robot base.  Thank you in advance for any suggestions. 

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Re: Best Pre-Built Robot
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 02:49:24 PM »
This one:
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/975
has always looked good as a starter robot for a reasonable price.
It has everything needed to do many tasks once programmed.

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Re: Best Pre-Built Robot
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 05:57:10 AM »
Hi,

Why not start with a class building the actual platforms and perhaps another class to develop the electronics?
If not your students, perhaps another class or school?

If the school has got just the basics within powertools and machinery, it should be a short matter to produce a series of platforms where you determine the quality. That would really cut the price down.
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


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