Author Topic: Ever tried a Kit Robot?  (Read 1980 times)

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Offline JessTopic starter

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Ever tried a Kit Robot?
« on: March 20, 2007, 08:34:21 PM »
I was looking at these kit robots the other day, has anyone here got one or built one successfully?


I've seen them for sale ready-built but they're all really expensive!

I'd like to find out more from someone who's had some hands-on experience with them.


Offline Steve Joblin

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Re: Ever tried a Kit Robot?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 07:15:19 AM »
I've been looking into getting one of these too... they are quite expensive (either pre-assembled or as a kit)... you can find tons of videos that show them in action.

Personally, after looking at many of the videos, I have decided to hold off a while... they are still pretty "elementary" in terms of sophistication.

Offline JDeschambault

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Re: Ever tried a Kit Robot?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 06:17:34 PM »
try this site

but for the High tech stuff you are going to pay more.

I went and bought  the Vex for a frame to work with and the motors and servos that came with it to begin and parallaz *basic stamp for a micro controller that came with a lesson book to teach me some basic to begin with. I suggest for the real beginner to look into the Book " What is a microcontroller" i got it from radio shack. It definally helped me and gave me what i need For my First 2 bots. They may have just moved on the floor by themselves but we all have to start some where right...

Check out the book at...

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