Let's Make Robots!

Cluster Bot

 
Obstacle avoiding

This is my first robot.  Arduino Uno based, although I will end up trying out a TI Launchpad brain as well.

Total - $38 - not including Uno and proto-shield.

Tamiya twin-motor gearbox, truck wheels/tires,round robot platform, ball caster - $25

Pololu TB6612 FNG motor driver and carrier - $9

Battery holders - $4

 

Cheap Pololu round robot chassis, Tamiya twin-motor gearboxes, Tamiya truck tires.  9V battery pack for the Arduino.  2 AA battery pack for the motors, although I need a little more juice.  I may add another 2 AA battery pack and supply each motor separately, or use a 3 battery pack and see how the motors like 4.5V.

Ongoing project.  Just about to shoot my first video of the robot in basic maneuvering.  No sensors installed at this time.

Blog at:

http://www.meanpc.com/2012/01/pololu-round-robot-chassis-kit-25.html

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Mother of Gawd, that's the EXACT SAME fold-up table I use as my workbench!!!! I know that wood grain and the rounded edges... man. I just though that such a fine sense of style for furniture should be noted :)

LOL!

I've moved on to a crappy old computer desk now.  I hope to have a proper workbench sometime next year, in a proper workshop.  I make do with what I can for now.

Nice little robot!

Hehe - Redbull gets the job done! Very nice robot by the way and very affordable.

You could always add a second pair of batteries in parallel rather than adding a 3rd battery in series.