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Offline collegefan77Topic starter

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$50 Robot
« on: May 22, 2010, 08:56:17 PM »
I'm going to make this robot as my first robot: ;D

http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot.shtml

Anyone do this project? ???

If you did how did it work out for you?   :)

Got any tips let me know?  ;D

Offline Choco_liger

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 11:37:26 PM »
Yep I did and many others have too.
If you need any help at all, feel free to ask any questions.
There are a few tips, but as you make the robot you'll learn a lot from failures or successes.
My tip: Don't burn yourself with a solder like I did  ;D

Oh and you might want to look at the code and try to make sense of it to learn some important stuff.

Best of luck I guess.

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 02:12:11 AM »
My tip: Don't burn yourself with a solder like I did  ;D

Or the carpet for that matter  :P

Good luck with the build .. I'm making one myself at the moment (when the kids will let me).

Offline collegefan77Topic starter

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 09:02:25 AM »
Can this robot be remote controlled, so I can program it and use the controls on a controller?  ???


Or could it be controlled via wi-fi/bluetooth?  ???


If it can be powered by bluetooth what software do I need to use, also how would I program it via bluetooth? ???


Same question from above for wi-fi ???


For starts though I want it to be a RC Robot  ;D
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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 05:53:34 PM »
It can be easily be remote controlled.
If you do want to make it one you can eliminate all the electronics like capacitors or the PC boards unless you want to use them in the future.

The only things you need for an RC $50 dollar robot is the material for the base, two servos, your batteries, the wheels, and a receiver and transmitter with the same frequency crystal.
You won't even need to program it.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml

Sorry, I don't know much about bluetooth except for  the fact that it's using wireless to control something or something like that.

If you want to make it simple, you can do RC but it might not be too much of a challenge for you.


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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 07:55:45 PM »
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Or could it be controlled via wi-fi/bluetooth? 

Yes and yes. You might want to look at a Admin' bluetooth video: http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_bluetooth_robot.shtml

My tip: Don't burn yourself with a solder like I did  ;D


Yeah, turns out that your not supposed to grab the metal end ::)
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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 07:58:19 PM »
Radio Controlled is the way you want to go with that if you really want to.
Like choco said, it won't be much of a challenge and you really won't learn much from it.
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Offline collegefan77Topic starter

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 08:47:56 PM »
If I do make it remote controlled couldn't i just program the bot to be more advanced?

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 10:10:40 PM »
Some remote controlled robots don't use a reprogrammable microcontroller, you just hook up servos to the receiver. That is why they are saying you won't learn much.

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Re: $50 Robot
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 02:21:45 AM »
My tip: Don't burn yourself with a solder like I did  ;D

Yeah, turns out that your not supposed to grab the metal end ::)

Yeah, wished I knew that before I touched the solder.  : ;D

But anyway, if you want to learn more, do the autonomous way. Then you'll have more pride in your little robot running around your house. By doing it the autonomous way you'll learn more about how a robot can partially ' see ' it's surroundings.

 


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