Let's Make Robots!


The case for lurking on LMR before starting on a large (ish?) robotics venture...

Ok... so let me start with... I've been humbled by the sheer simplicity with which some of these bots on here are made.  Functional and clean.


The one article that has made me rethink my strategy the most is  Oddbot's article Pushing the limits with encoders  


Homemade compound eye

The compound eye from DAGU, designed by Oddbot, is cool and cheap. But I needed a round board to imitate the human eye, so I made one by myself. The IR LED's and photo transistors are the same as in the original design. As I had no PN 100 transistor, I used a BD 139 (the 4 IR LED's draw approx. 100 mA @ 5 V).

Front view of the perf board


OddBot, Claudia, DAGU... they just rock...

Jeez, i ordered from DAGU 20 mini servos one week ago... and i already received them! That's even faster than most of the sellers in my own country!

So thanks to them, and thanks to OddBot who took the time to think about my special needs and perfectly fulfilled them, saving me a lot of time (and money!)


Here on LMR we are really lucky to have them all... :D

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                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more