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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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found a resonably cheep robot base
« on: September 26, 2010, 09:05:47 PM »
for $25 that's pretty good. looks like it has a nice prototyping space too. i'm ordering it so when it comes in i'll tell you if it's a piece of junk or not

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.45542
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Offline rbtying

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Re: found a resonably cheep robot base
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 09:34:23 PM »
Go and combine it with Ro-Bot-X's uBotino prototype and you'll have an easy-to-use $50.00 robot, although I suppose you'd miss out on the learning aspects. 

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Re: found a resonably cheep robot base
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 09:44:26 PM »
well it has a pretty big protoboard on it so someone could likely build the mcu for the $50 robot right onto it. the code would need a bit of changing since the $50 robot uses servos though and you would probably need an h bridge ic but that's not too much to do.
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Re: found a resonably cheep robot base
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 10:17:20 AM »
Do not buy. I got it from LMR directly and the drivetrain is a peice of junk. Who uses collars to hold driveshafts together? Finally the tolerances on all the parts are horrible.

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Re: found a resonably cheep robot base
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 01:49:31 PM »
Do not buy. I got it from LMR directly and the drivetrain is a peice of junk. Who uses collars to hold driveshafts together? Finally the tolerances on all the parts are horrible.

If you not in a rush or just want to play around it can't be that bad...
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Re: found a resonably cheep robot base
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010, 09:16:25 PM »
Hi,


I particularly like the description

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for DO-IT-YOURSELF
- You can assemble it with your own hands depending on the manual
- Two 260 motors
- 4.5V driving voltage
- Powered by 3*AA batteries (not included)

- Comes with Chinese manual

So if you don't read Chinese, you need to use someone else hands???

(At least it's not a book about wan*royal job* off ;D)
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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