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Offline zenattisTopic starter

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Robot Main Board
« on: October 05, 2010, 01:39:40 AM »
Hi all,

I have to build a robot with the follow features:

1- Wireless
2- Camera
3- Sensors, laser pointers for ranging
4- Speaker
5- Mic

What is the recommended/best main board for a project like this?

Thanks

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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 09:45:55 AM »
I would definitely recommend the Axon ~ 100$
Or the Arduino Mega ~ 60$.booth have large libraries of code.
And booth are a about the same (A little more power in the mega)
But you get FREE personal support in the axon by admin and the whole forum. :D
Now that is worth something!


P.S Do you know how to program because what you are trying to accomplish is a large feat indeed, evan for a very skilled robot hobbyist .
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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 12:26:34 PM »
Its probably also worth you looking at surveyor corp http://surveyor-corporation.stores.yahoo.net/srrowestkit.html as their robot already has a lot of what you need
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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 12:30:13 PM »
Ya but it's $525+shipping!  :(
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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 12:48:43 PM »
Ya but it's $525+shipping!  :(

But the question didn't mention cost it just asked
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What is the recommended/best main board for a project like this?

Also: they give educational discounts which might apply ?

You're not really comparing like with like. Ok the Axon is ~ $100 - but now add the cost of a camera, laser pointers, motors, chassis etc etc.

Build vs buy? Depends on whether the project is to 'create the bot yourself' or not.
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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 11:06:43 PM »
Thanks guys.

Yes, I have over 9 years experience in programming, such as Delphi, VB6, Java, VB and C#. Also I have an experience from University in C and C+.

Do you know a good place to buy the main board and the robot components?

Cheers

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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 10:00:26 AM »
Do you know a good place to buy the main board and the robot components?

Which board are you going with?
As for component suppliers then it depends on where you live

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Re: Robot Main Board
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 11:37:15 AM »
If you live in the USA I would recomend the following.

Societyofrobots.com / For axon.
Robotshop.com / For almost everything.
Parallax.com / Made in the USA robot products.
Sparkfun.com / For everything else.

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The four companies I provided here are almost all you need for robotics. 8)
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