$20 Robot platform
November 23, 2012
The Making of a Robot including Mcu for less than $20
This project was devised to show how easily it is to make a robot on limited funds.
It is a good "Starting Off" Robotic base as it can be easily changed and transformed.
This is just the start of the project and there are many additions planned for it.
It is a cross platform base, meaning that any micro computing unit (Brain) can be used ie. Propeller , Picaxe or Arduino (aka Atmega).
Due to its low cost i foresee me building a "Swarm" of them .....this one is already the second (first being a picaxe version).
The base uses Geared Stepper motors which means that it is very precise and repeatable in its movements. ( forget your sloppy continuous servos )