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Offline BotBoy22Topic starter

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First Robot. Help!
« on: August 26, 2011, 01:36:20 PM »
I plan to build a Mars rover-like robot, nowhere near as complex or advanced, just a simple look-a-like. I need help on what i should buy, and a small tutorial on putting everything together(just basics)would be greatly appreciated! Or if a look-a-like is too difficult, then what would be a good start?

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Re: First Robot. Help!
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 06:41:19 PM »
First, you should take a look at the Admin's $50 robot tutorial to give you a starting point.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot.shtml
 

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Re: First Robot. Help!
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 06:53:19 PM »
Hi there,

as I understand You've never done anything robotics related, hence I suggest to start with $50 robot. It is described in detail, plus it will give You great board for further development.

Or if a look-a-like is too difficult, then what would be a good start?
If You want it without any fancy features, than (as mentioned before) $50 dollar robot board and slightly modded chassis will do. Detail of a body of the robot will depend on how well You can use tools. To mimic appearance of Mars Rover...

...I would suggest using soft material - something like solidified foam (I'm not sure about exact name), it normally can be sliced using hot wire or any other hot tool for that matter, or can be easily cut using plain kitchen knife. It can also be painted with paint that does not contain any thinning liquids or acids.
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Re: First Robot. Help!
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 06:37:12 AM »
Hello,

I'm new member here... I'm done of creating robots that navigates using IR and Lights sensors, and solving maze etc... now I want to proceed something new... I researched and I found this site and having a microprocessor which is advance and new for me... the AXON and AXON II which I prepare is the AXON II.

I wan't to build a robot that will navigate inside my house (still inside my house..he..he..he..) but this time I want to use an AXON ll microcontroller and microcam for navigation (I read also from the link here... RoboRealm) may I know or someone can suggest what is the ideal and cheapest cam that I will used that will be supported by AXON II? by the way I can say that I'm good in programming C, Visual Basic, and PHP may be programming is hot hard for me...

I found this product... http://www.robotshop.com/world/productinfo.aspx?pc=RB-Fds-15&lang=en-US or http://www.robotshop.com/world/productinfo.aspx?pc=RB-Fds-16&lang=en-US can someone suggest or recommend?

thanks,

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Re: First Robot. Help!
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 08:41:26 PM »
Don't post things that aren't even related to the topic at hand.  Just post a new topic and be patient.

 


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