I recently completed my first bot along the $50 bot tutorial.
First, thanks be to admin and all who have made this possible.....
I am in australia, where parts cost a bit more. I ended up paying $75 just for 2 servo's (after paying $30 for a pair that failed on modification from ebay.)
ATMega8 x5 $30
so just under AUD $300, which works out bout US$200. of course, the biggest cost was the ISP AVRMKII which was not part of the original tutorial. And I purchased all parts new. The mcu's came from ebay. Jaycar wants ~AUD$20 EACH!
My next bot will be a lot cheaper
So just out of curiosity, how much have others built this for? has anyone outspent me in their quest for a working ($50) robot? anyone make one for under US$10? what has it cost in europe?
(note: this is in no way implying that the US$50 price tag is misleading in creating a basic robot)