What parts to use for the next LMR Start Here robot
September 18, 2010
As you may have seen in the LMR Live Show, we need a replacement for the Sharp sensor used in the Start HEre kit, as the sensor used till now is no longer being produced.
On http://letsmakerobots.com/node/22657 a lot of really new and interesting sensors came to my attention.
Now, since I am going to do a whole ned version anyway (we cant have instructions with images that doesnt match), I was wondering if there would be other parts that should also come in to the modern times?
Please let me know if you think anything on the present Start Here - project is outdated / could be done smarter / cheaper.
Mind you that of course one can build a cheaper robot, but there are reasons for picking as I did, and new variations should also keep this in mind:
* All items must be commonly available in shops
* Language must be the esiest kind; as little to explain as possible, this is about starting, not learning as such
* As little soldering as possible - and in general as fast building as possible
* Must cover as many basics as possible; Motion, servo, distance measuring, programming at least
So I think the present version is close. However; Let me know if you see anything that I have missed, or if you know of any new parts, trends, techniques etc that should be implemented.
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