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Offline RevRobotTopic starter

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Starter's Robots
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:42:12 PM »
Hey there,
I'm a newbie here and to the world of robots.I want to start with a basic robot to help me understand the principles of robotics.If it's possible I'm looking for a good starters package,which means it would be very helpful if that robot comes with a book discussing robotics in theory generally and also be a manual for building your robot.I want to learn both software and hardware basic robotic principles.I should also mention that I am in my first year studying mechanical engineering so I won't start from totally nothing.

Offline waltr

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Re: Starter's Robots
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 05:10:17 PM »
How about the $50 Robot (now may cost $80) for the Robot Tutorials on this web site (click it in the upper right).

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Re: Starter's Robots
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 04:01:15 AM »
Arduino also seems a good and cheap choice and has many possible upgrades.Let me know what you guys think about it.

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Re: Starter's Robots
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:14:13 AM »
The Arduino is a fine microcontroller experimentation platform, and you can add motor controllers, or entire small robots, to it easily.
Check out the Zumo from Pololu for an example of a robot platform you can plug your Arduino into.

 


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