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Affordable Robtics Platform ( ARP ) USB v1 introduction

ARP is aimed at introducing affordable robotics in India / Third World countries. Our aim is to introduce a robotics platform with is around USD 20 and is capable of basic feats like line following line following, Object avoidance , photovhore , remote control while being scalable/reprogrammable. We are inspired from Asuro , but find it too restricting. So we plan to develop our own. We have tried to cut costs where possible without loosing functionality. Given below is Arduino/Freeduino based ARP USB main board,which will be on sale for about 9.95 USD or Rs 450.

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Board Specs - 

Atmega8 main uController
Full arduino compatability with Software and Shields
USB using Custom CDC driver
USB / DC 5v option
Autoreset when programming.

Still a lot has to be done. All Ideas on cutting costs are welcome ...

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hi, im also looking at some arduino clone here in my country (philippines) and i found this :                       http://www.electronicslab.ph/forum/index.php?topic=6698.0 I am in no way connected with the seller of these kit, just thought of posting it. peace.

Is the project still active?

I was just interested in what you had so far... and had left to do.