[Blabber] This is mega awesome.

Robert Diamond rmd6502 at gmail.com
Mon May 20 15:58:26 UTC 2013


Yeah, I saw them at the Maker Shed but the cost was a bit much.  I bought
more 3mm filament instead, since we always need more of that :-)


On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Matthew Duepner <matthewduepner14 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Especially since I could buy a 3d printer for that much
> On May 20, 2013 11:10 AM, "Ben S" <ben.sugimori at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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