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Offline wilder3300Topic starter

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first robot
« on: October 07, 2010, 08:54:58 PM »
i rely love this robotic stuff, so i need cheap way to get started. i need a cheap rc robot plan. any plans that cost less than $50 will do. thx
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Re: first robot
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 12:29:24 AM »
Want to clarify a little on what a "cheap rc robot plan" is?  If you're just looking to get a RC car, then get an RC car.  If you want a microcontroller-based robot, then take a look at the $50.00 robot tutorial, although it does go above your price limits.  The cheapest way to get started is to hack something you already have, so inventory your resources first.

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Re: first robot
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 02:59:11 AM »
hey,

im sort of in the same situation as you, looking for some cheap gear to start me off, on ebay they sell RC Tanks for arround 50, which i thought was good as you get tracks, motors, battery + charger and RC gear.

Offline wilder3300Topic starter

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Re: first robot
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 12:00:56 PM »
i mean any beginners robot will do
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Re: first robot
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 12:08:08 PM »
The $50 robot is a good place to start as it covers all the basics when designing a robot.  You can also modify an existing RC car to make a RC version of your $50 robot.
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Re: first robot
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 01:00:50 PM »
The big question is 'build or buy'.

If you want to build all of the electronics then the price will depend on whether you have all the necessary tools like soldering iron, solder, multi-meter etc. These are a one-off cost but may break your budget before you even get started adding the cost of strip board, chips, resistors, capacitors, header pins etc.

Assuming you don't have the required tools then get a pre-built board. If you are looking at < $50 then something like an Arduino, Roboduino, or a Baby Orangutan B328.

The new kid on the block, from a SoR member, is the uBotino see http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=12216.0
This is like a mixture of the $50 robot design and Arduino but also comes with the ability to drive two small DC motors. If you have questions about it: then post them to the above link.

If you really want 'remote control' then look at eBay but IMHO the "fun" part of robotics is to make them autonomous.


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Re: first robot
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 06:46:38 PM »
http://www.roboticsbible.com/line-following-robot-using-logic-gates.html

The above link shows you the easiest way to create a simple line following robot using logic gates. By observing this notes, you can surely develop your first robot with a cost of less than 50 dollars.

 


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