[Blabber] This is mega awesome.

Ben S ben.sugimori at gmail.com
Mon May 20 15:10:49 UTC 2013


Not sure why it needs a backlit graphic LCD - seems more of a gimmick than useful. 

Those round bases are usually laser-cut Lexan, attached by standoffs. The IR sensors are for line-following and/or edge detection. 

The motors can't be too strong, running on 4 AA's. 

Definitely not worth $300 (after tax), especially for something middle school kids can make.

BenS

On May 20, 2013, at 8:41, "Guan Yang" <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> This is a similar idea, a robot in a single PCB.
> 
> http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/975
> 
> 
> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Jonathan <jtechmail2010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> It seems very expensive ($275) to do... not much. Given the open source angle, I wonder how much a "roll your own" clone would actually cost... Have to price it out at some point. 
>> 
>> On May 19, 2013, at 23:58, Robby O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com> wrote: 
>> 
>> > Figured you guys would like this: 
>> > 
>> > http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/19/arduino-robot-launches-at-maker-faire-we-go-hands-on-video/ 
>> > 
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