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Altered 'Start Here Bot' Code

Im trying to run my start here bot that is has a tamiya twin gearbox and SRF05 instead of the IR sensor on it. All the components work, just not together. I wrote my code (most copied from frits) but my robot just goes forward and back, sometimes sideways about 2 centimetres. Can you post anything wrong in the code that may help to fix this problem

"Wiieasy Rider" Nunchuck /Arduino hack controlling Tamiya Off-Road Car

 "Wiieasy Rider" Nunchuck /Arduino hack controlling Tamiya Off-Road Car

Update :- Code posted

                  >>> Car Park Video of it in Action at end of Blog <<<

Goal:- Hack a Tamiya Off-Road RC car - and control it with Wii-Nunchuck controller

Just completed the Tamiya "Remote Control Robot Construction Set (Crawler Type)" kit, which you can find … Read more

Using Arduino and L298N to control Tamiya Twin Motor Gearbox

I've connected the L298N to one of the motors of the Tamiya Twin Gearbox as per the circuit diagram in the L298N data sheet. But when I set pin 10 and pin 12 to go forward or reverse, nothing happens. The voltage at pin 13 and pin 14 seems to be equal to each other regardless of what I set for pin 10 and pin 12 (with the enable pin on high). This is the Arduino code I have. The diodes I am using are IN4007. I've also tried it with the other H-Bridge and I get the same result.

my robot is using the picaxe18 power board from sparkfun.com. he turns both ways and decides which way is better to go and goes that way   here is my … Read more

UGV Monster truck platform

I'm planning to build a UGV monster truck, based on a Tamiya Super Clodbuster. I've heard that it's a lot cheaper if you buy it in pieces. However, I ran into a bit of a dilemma. The stock monster truck comes with a speed controller. Do I need that too (I don't need any RC functions) or can a motor controller for Arduino or Basic Stamp do the job too. I already own a BS2 with BoE, but I would like to buy an Arduino because it's cheaper, open-source etc. Note: I'm still a beginner in robotics.

Now with cool video of a real life military prototype! This is an easy to make 6 wheel drive robot platform designed for rough terrain. The chassis is made from 3 … Read more
When I ordered my solarbotics track kit, I threw in a few of their "baby" GM motors thinking they would be fantastic for mini robots. When they arrived and it came … Read more
Avoid object for now
Using a
Description:  Here is my own little creation. Read more

Building plans for the tamiya tiwn motor gearbox

I built my gearbox in the wrong configuration, it was 3 months ago and I lost it... Does anyone have a JPEG a PDF or anything else of the plan for that gearbox ?

 

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Tamiya part number.

Navigates obstacles using a Sharp IR
Using a
18/12/08 I`ve marked this robot as complete, because it`s in the process of being torn down for parts. It was fun and a good learning experience in electronics and … Read more

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Do.. Document your Robot!

It is about a year ago I made a robot called "Skiwalker".

It's parts are used for other robots, and I would have forgotten all about it, if not every now and then when I logged in, someone wrote to me; "Hey, that is a nice walkthrough, cool, helped me, inspired me" etc..

That is so NICE! It often makes my day, to get that kind of feedback without warning for a long forgotten thing I did.

And all I did at the time was to remember to film / take pictures.

This is a very nice little package. You have to assemble yourself, and there are 3 ways. You want to assemble in "C"-mode, ratio 203:1 The A & B setups, 58:1 … Read more