The chassis has proven itself though, a few times now when i am not paying attention, it has driven over curbs, and pulled itself up over them as well. No damage. Handles moderate grass and dirt no problem. The HDPE is real easy to mount things to.
This isn't a robot for you living room.
The saying "You get what you pay for" definitely applies here! Given what you are trying to do, I would say 200 dollars is a fair price
I won't even go into what I paid for servos for my hex
It was totally worth it though as I have learned soooo much from my bot! There is something to be said for creating a bot by scavenging for sure. However I feel like you can only go so far that way without some serious computer engineering knowledge, or mechanical engineering knowledge and access to a fully stocked machine shop. Correct me if I am wrong, but I feel like you feel the same, madsci1016.
Thank you for the link! This is an option I will totally look into. When you get your gyros, will you replace your Honeywell entirely with this? Or will you just add gyros?