Let's Make Robots!
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At the Eindhoven University of Technology, faculty of Industrial Design, we have created an easy accessible Robot platform to learn embedded and computer programming that stimulates and motivates the student to explore their programming skills. The design is based on the fact that you can plug-on an Arduino diecimila board, the students is stimulated to continue to use the Arduino board beyond the course and so will be stimulated to actually use what they have learned and create more advanced designs. In the programming course students were Challenged to deliver a creative YouTube video, showing what they have learned .

 

The AdMoVeo platfom and software are Open Source, more info about the platform and programming course can be found at: http://admoveo.nl andhttp://wiki.id.tue.nl/creapro .

In the book "Learning by Playing. Game-based Education System Design and Development" a chapter is spend on 'AdMoVeo: A Robotic Platform for Teaching Creative Programming to Designers'.

 

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Superpelican's picture

How can you run you Arduino on only 4.8 V (NiMH AA/AAA = 1.2V, 1.2V*4=4.8 V)? Does that homemade circuit have a voltage stepupper?

OddBot's picture

You can feed 5V (4.8V in this case) directly to the Arduino's 5V rail. It won't damage the onboard regulator.

sjriek's picture

we are somehow thinking about it but don't know if there is any demand,so if somebody is interested in this platform just post a reply and we will get your opinion. On that we can base our descisions.

Sjriek 

dent's picture
You have my vote, that's for sure! This looks amazing!
dent's picture

There's nowhere to buy this? I know it's meant to be built from all the source files you have, but this would be possibly one of the best platforms available for beginners if someone could purchase a pre-assembled bot or a kit at least...

 Anyways, will you be planning on offering pre-packaged kits sometime?

dent's picture
Its got all the sensors you could every want....
dent's picture
is badass! Very awesome! I think I'm gonna get one some time.
RobotFreak's picture

This is a nice little robot platform. Very clever design. Unfortunately I can't see the video here in Germany (dammed copyright):

"This video contains content from WMG. It is no longer available in your country."

 

sjriek's picture

Hi robofreak, i'v added some additional video's for you that hopefully are not blocked in germany.

 

You can always search for admoveo on youtube , at the moment there are about 80 clips available .