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Offline javafiendTopic starter

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Nearly there!
« on: February 16, 2008, 07:31:11 AM »
I've completed my $50 robot base and am just waiting to get the parts for the photoresistors and Sharp IR.  I'm a bit disappointed though.  I've been working on this since December and now that this phase is completed I feel kind of lost.  So I guess my question is, where do I go from here?  I'm not the most creative person, but I can put stuff together like nobody's business.

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 01:48:28 PM »
If I were you I would just challenge myself to just try something harder, that would still be somewhat practical and challenging, maybe a line following robot, or maybe robotic arm, not really sure where I'm going with this as I'm still a newbie to  ;D

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 02:36:04 PM »
i have almost completed my $50 robot. I'm planning on making a humanoid next.
Robots are awesome!

Offline javafiendTopic starter

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 02:54:34 PM »
I've been thinking about making an arm.  I'd really like to get the most out of my $50'r that I can.  Is the extent that I can take this just adding various sensors?  What have other folks done, or thought about doing, with theirs?

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 02:35:53 PM »
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I'd really like to get the most out of my $50'r that I can.  Is the extent that I can take this just adding various sensors?
About 3/4 of all the robots I have made could have been fully controlled by the $50 Robot controller. It is extremely flexible for whatever you want to do.

I'm currently using my $50 controller for this robot:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_ERP.shtml

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 07:27:20 PM »
You would probably want to start with the sharp ir upgrade. Then modify it with an up/down moving servo so you get it to move up/down/left/right then try and build in some kind of mapping for a start

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Re: Nearly there!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 08:52:35 PM »
if you shop around there are 4 different codes that have already been made

photovore
line follower
object avoider
object follower
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