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DAGU Promotion, Cheap HW, LMR Mr. Basic Special LMR version + 3 prizes!

Update: --== DAGU ROCKS ==--

Update: NEW manual attached! Replacing old one. Sorry for the format, PDF was too heavy :)

 Hi dear fellow robot builders, members of LMR.

As I am sure you know, OddBot has made us some cool contact with Jack from China, the guy behind DAGU Electronics.

Now I also had some talks with Jack himself regarding a production of some of my stuff (Thanks Odd).

And I tell you, the guys at DAGU moves fast, sends money as promised, and the hardware is actually REALLY NICE! 

And I am NOT just saying this because he is supporting us, I have tried quite a lot of HW that people wanted me to promote on LMR, and it was not all that good ;)

However - now I just got this cool mail from he’s assistant, Claudia:

Dear Frits,
How about these days?
This time I'll show you a great kit, named Mr. Basic, consisting of a aluminum alloy chassis with an extension PCB, which provides a reliable expand platform for DO-IT-YOURSELF. You can find the photos of it in attached files.
So far, we just have Chinese package for Mr. Basic, but there are English user manuals, so everybody can assemble it with his own hands depending on the manuals.
For Chinese market, our original idea is letting all robot hobbyists can create their own robots with our Mr.Basic.So Jack thinks this product will also be a good choice for the members from LMR.
We are excited about your idea about "LMR members editon", so we would like to offer 50 sets Mr. Basic printed with LMR logo with a special price only for LMR members, it just cost them 22USD($15 per set and another $ 7 for shipment) to own one. Every member who bought one and designed a new variation can put their creatures on LMR, and you can let other members and users vote out three best ones, each winner will be offered $100 from DAGU as prize.
What do you think about the above idea? Hopefully waiting for your respond.
Kind Regards,






This is cool!! Those things are almost like free at that price! And it is our first real LMR merchandise! :)

What you need to do to participate:

  1. Send a mail with your order (and address) to Claudia:

    claudiadagu at yahoo.com.cn

    Let the subject of the mail be "
    LMR Mr Basic" She will return to you, be fast, only 50 made.

  2. If you feel like using your Mr Basic Special LMR-version for more than a mantelpiece, then make some robot out of it. Submit it as a robot on LMR.

  3. IMPORTANT: TO make sure that you participate in the competition, you must add the tag “LMR DAGU Contest” to the posting.

  4. Vote for your own robot. (I know you are going to do so anyway) - But also; Vote for other robots that you think should win!

  5. Wait for everyone to be finished and cross your fingers :) We make a special page for this, with all participating robots, and the 3 robots voted highest will each win the price of USD 100!



PS: Since this is going to be won by robots only seen on the page, good images matters as well as cool robots. I just know from experience. For inspiration, see this that I wrote once :) (The part about taking good pictures)

PPS: Thank you OddBot, Jack, Claudia, and DAGU! Nice going! :D

PPPS: You are a very competent person.

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But don't buy 2, not fair :)

i really want 2, because I am not sure I can get myself to "touch" the worlds first LMR merchandise.. But I also want to enter thecompetition!

But if everyone order 2, there can only be 25 competitors, which is NOT FAIR!


lol i wouldnt order two. I wish i could, but then i would feel bad about someone else not getting one. I just misread the text and thought it was 15$ per pair when it was actually set. Just one for me.
I will wait till next week before I order one, that gives every one else a chance. Claudia tells me 23 have been sold at the time of this post.

Remember, if you order 2 sets you may have to pay taxes and fees. As I know in Germany and Euro countrys you don't pay taxes for most goods up to 22 euros, declared as "low value shipment". If it's more than 22 euros you need to go to the custom office (3 weeks ago I am waiting 2 hours to get my Pololu shipment).


Hey old man ;-)

You can just take another perforated board and use for the robot and then save the one that comes with Mr. Basic. Then you can always get back the "original" one. Only change I would be adding to the base itself would be to add some encoders. Other than that everything I will be adding will be on perforated board and so it's easy to switch between different robots using the same base. Clever design from dagu!

I saw $15 per set which includes parts to make 1 I am assuming.
Has anyone gotten a reply yet? I emialed but haven't heard yet. I really wanted one...

I got 2 answer mails from Claudia. They need my telephone number, no change I'm married ;) and she gave me details for payment via paypal to an account in Taiwan. That sounds a bit strange. What shall I do? OK, Paypal should be save. If you don't get the goods you will get your money back. All risk is on the dealer side.


They need your phone number for the courier-company :)

No reply yet, either.

It would have been helpful to have payment info posted.