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BOT PROJECTS: Actobotics Nomad Project – Part II

From: ServoCity Servo City Actobotics Nomad “The Beast On My Bench”   This is pure pleasure to drive around the yard. Almost nothing stops it. Great power, great agility, long battery times so far.     Project Plan: Full RC (an ultimately autonomous as well) rover capabilities with remote operation (video/sound) capabilities and sensor telemetry. Status: Complete 4WD RC Capable ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: Vexplorer Project – Part II

From: The Robot Magazine Shelves & VEX Robotics Ok… This is a “Make Something Out Of What’s Laying Around” sort of thing. In this case, we had a quite old Vexplorer robot which had missing and broken parts. We also had an older VEX PIC Micro-controller and Wireless Transmitter & Receiver Kit. So… let’s see what can be done with ... Read More »

EDITOR'S BENCH: RoboClaw 2x30A Motor Controller

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From: Servo City Made by ION Motion Control and two are used in the Robot Magazine Nomad Project to control it’s motors. RoboClaw 2x30A Motor Controller Thanks ServoCity! www.servocity.com www.ionmc.com Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Project – Part II

From: ServoCity www.servocity.com Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie This awesome little crawler is a lot of fun.  When I pumped up the Volts… it really scoots! Project Plan: Full RC & Autonomous Rover Build Status JulAug Issue: Full 6WD RC Ready Bogie! Next Steps: Microcontroller. Reader Input: I will do my utmost to make progress on this project by next issue ... Read More »

BOT TOOLS: Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit v3.2 with Arduino

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From: Sparkfun Most robot projects wind up with an RC aspect to them but once a robot is fully functional… it comes time to provide not only the possibility of autonomy but also the addition of sensors and other accessories which requires a microcontroller.  Arduino is one of the popular platforms out there on the market so we have our basic ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: Tetrix Prime Project – Part II

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From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX PRIME Robotics The next step was supposed to be to add the microcontroller and advanced mechanisms.  Well… I got to part of that.  I decided, with this one (as well as the TETRIX MAX Project) that the first step was to make the platform fully four wheel drive so that part has ... Read More »

EDITOR'S BENCH: RoboClaw 2x5A Motor Controller

  From: Servo City Made by ION Motion Control and used in the Robot Magazine Runt Rover Bogie Project to control it’s motors. RoboClaw 2x5A Motor Controller Thanks ServoCity! www.servocity.com www.ionmc.com Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: VEX EDR Project – Part II

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From: VEX Robotics VEX Robotics VEX EDR Platform Ok… this one is really fun to drive!  It looks so tough cruising around and sounds even better! Project Plan: This kit comes as what VEX Robotics calls a “Clawbot”. Having built one Clawbot from scratch and having repaired one that managed to get damaged in all it’s Robot Magazine endeavors, I ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: TETRIX Max Project – Part II

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From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX MAX Robotics Ok… The next step was supposed to be to add the microcontroller and advanced mechanisms.  Well… I got to part of that.  I decided that the first step was to make the platform fully four wheel drive (with the idea that at some point we might want to put off ... Read More »

EDITOR'S BENCH: Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano

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From: Robotshop & Lynxmotion This little gem is designed as a MultiRotor controller but it has many of the necessities of a standard ground robot as well. One of these will be used in a Robot Magazine Test Build of the new HQuad 500 Quadrotor coming from Robotshop and we are working with Robotshop to get the necessary information to ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: Vexplorer Project – Part I

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From: The Robot Magazine Shelves & VEX Robotics Ok… This is a “Make Something Out Of What’s Laying Around” sort of thing. In this case, we had a quite old Vexplorer robot which had missing and broken parts. We also had an older VEX PIC Micro-controller and Wireless Transmitter & Receiver Kit. So… let’s see what can be done with ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: Fischertechnik TXT Discovery Set I

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From: Studica’s Fischertechnik This is an ideal kit for introduction to robotics and the introduction to programming stationary and mobile robots. Project Plan: Work through the entire Fischertechnik robotics circuit and report on the activities. Status: Kit setup complete. Next Steps: Work through the 14 Robotic Models and complete the fully operational “Soccer Robot” Reader Input: I will do my ... Read More »

BOT PROJECTS: VEX IQ Super Kit Project I

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From: Vex Robotics This is the fully functional, sensored-up for the younger crowd. Out of the box it comes with complete RC control via the Vex IQ Microcontroller/Brain and wireless controller. The fully appointed kit build yields the Vex IQ version of the Clawbot but is laden with sensors right out of the box. Sensors include: Bumper Switches, Gyro Sensor, ... Read More »