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Electronics => Electronics => Topic started by: Surrector on March 21, 2007, 08:39:37 AM

Title: Check Out
Post by: Surrector on March 21, 2007, 08:39:37 AM
 :)Everyone, Check this link out
the man who made this page says about a bot he made for himself for under $50
but his bot has a whole lot of new features
Can anyone explain to me that is he lying or a bot like his can be made ???

Check the features section of his document
You'll get astounded
Please explain ???
Title: Re: Check Out
Post by: Hal9000 on March 21, 2007, 09:03:51 AM
America gets cheaper.......well...........pretty much everything

When I look at $50 I put it in my mind as £50 and so something like this sound plausible.

£25 (which is roughly the equivalent) doesn't seem to go very far.
Title: Re: Check Out
Post by: JonHylands on March 21, 2007, 10:58:52 AM
This guy may be able to build a robot like that for $50, but he's obviously an analog wiz, and is being very optimistic with his pricing.

I also don't believe you could build with all the features he's talking about for that price, unless you build most of the components yourself (like for instance, he says you can use either non-geared motors, or build a gearbox yourself).

The difference between that page and what Admin is doing, is that anyone can build what Admin has described, if you have a soldering iron and a few basic tools.

- Jon
Title: Re: Check Out
Post by: Admin on March 27, 2007, 02:03:36 PM
You can actually build a robot for about $35 (determined from my experience in building The $50 Robot), but the level of skill you need to do this was just too high for most people - so I kept the cost higher instead . . . and you also need access to a university electronics lab for the equipment . . . :P
Title: Re: Check Out
Post by: ed1380 on March 27, 2007, 04:13:49 PM
Ive read that and didn't like it. was some time ago, so I don't remember why.
Title: Re: Check Out
Post by: Tsukubadaisei on March 27, 2007, 09:37:16 PM
From my experience, actually you can build a robot for \1900(about $19). But it must be completely hardwired  and it requires a lot of planning and calculation and patience for searching for sales and discounts.