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Offline cyber0066Topic starter

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What do you guys think of this kit?
« on: April 18, 2007, 11:01:39 PM »
Looking to buy a versatile kit to get me started. I'm a university student just getting into robotics. I just have a few requirements.

1. Want to program in C
2. Versatile, not just a dedicated kit to build 1 thing (ie sumo kit)
3. Can allow for add-ons and expansions.
3. Comes with everything electrical at a minimum (mechanical not a must but preferred).

A classmate I know bought this:
http://www.inexglobal.com/products.php?type=ROBOTKIT&cat=ROBOTKIT&model=ickit
And he said he liked it because it had a lot of IO ports

and I went on the site and found two others that seem similar
http://www.inexglobal.com/products.php?type=ROBOTKIT&cat=ROBOTKIT&model=robopica
http://www.inexglobal.com/products.php?type=ROBOTKIT&cat=ROBOTKIT&model=robo51

Just wondering what do you guys recommend for me and also, if there are other robokits that are similar to what I'm looking for, please do suggest it.

Offline ed1380

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Re: What do you guys think of this kit?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 01:23:47 AM »
Does it have to be a kit?
Admins $50 robot is easy and it's programmed in C  (home page)
Great versitile MCU too

Those kits looks great, but I can't see the price so tht's kind an issue
If I had to choose one I'd take the robo-pica, since I've heard of that MCU more.
PIC's also have a big user group, so help would probably easier to come by
« Last Edit: April 19, 2007, 01:24:22 AM by ed1380 »
Problems making the $50 robot circuit board?
click here. http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=3292.msg25198#msg25198

Offline Hal9000

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Re: What do you guys think of this kit?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 10:02:37 AM »
I must say, those kits do look nice.

I think if you can do anything fun to enhance learning

e.g

Building a robot instead of programming microcontrollers to do things that aren't robots

Programming games instead of databases

It all helps gain a hunger for the rest of the boring stuff.
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Offline cyber0066Topic starter

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Re: What do you guys think of this kit?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 12:17:59 PM »
Does it have to be a kit?
Admins $50 robot is easy and it's programmed in C  (home page)
Great versitile MCU too

Those kits looks great, but I can't see the price so tht's kind an issue
If I had to choose one I'd take the robo-pica, since I've heard of that MCU more.
PIC's also have a big user group, so help would probably easier to come by

Oh, yes. I saw the interactive C kit advertised for around $250 CDN. So yes, it is pretty expensive. I guess I should look at the $50 robot. I thought it was only task specific and didn't think it's something that can be expanded.

 


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