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News About Product Reviews

We are happy to announce that LMR will be calling for reviewers at least twice per month with cool products and parts starting this month. Everyone month, we will provide two different types of products; One for more advanced roboticians and one for beginners. 

We are looking forward to having the community test products of different types as well as providing the chance to all; from experts to members fresh into robotics.

Walks around, detects objects via IR
Using a
UPDATE 01/16/2014: Please scroll down to the Sharp IR sensor part of this writeup. Hello LMRians,  Read more

Review: The Service Droid kit from Dagu

I have received my Service Droid kit along with the Rover 5 robot chassis on a Monday evening. Excited, I opened up the package to reveal 2 big boxes, one with the Rover 5 and the other with the actual SD kit. The base comes assembled, with a battery box, a screwdriver (with a magnetized Phillips end), an Allen key (hex wrench) and a little bag with silicone lubricant. The droid kit comes with lots of parts grouped in separate labeled bags for easier assembly. To do the assembly, I used a cutter, a plier and the screwdriver from the Rover 5 box.

Arduino Robot Review

Here at Banana Robotics, we're very lucky to have a sneak peak at the Arduino Robot. It's about 7 inches in diameter and features two separate Arduino microcontroller boards. The upper deck is the Control Board and the lower deck is the Motor Board. Each board has TinkerKit type connectors for expansion. The two boards talk to each other via a serial port.