Thin-Bot (Unlike any other robot I have built).
This robot abandons the previous (all very similar designs) robots I have and tries something different, and it works well!!! The motivating influence is a ZBasic ZX24su running compiled, multitasking Basic. It is quite a change from the C/C++ used with the Arduino and a nice change of pace. (Please. I know some of you hate Basic, but I grew up on it, and for me it is like an old, comfortable set of shoes.) The two front wheels are actually gears with clear (oxygen machine) tubing epoxied to them. Works great! This bot has a unique "fish tail" motion when it turns that really attracts attention. And it still manages to turn nicely. I have plastic "junk parts" laying around and a bunch of them went into the structure of this bot. Waste not, want not! Five AA rechargeable cells hung underneath the robot provide nice long run times with the low power the processor and the L293 motor controller use. Forward, reverse, speed its all there. I uses switches on both main power and the motors so I can work with the bot with the motors disabled.