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TETRIX Max Project – Part II

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 …

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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: …

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Vexplorer Project – Part I

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 …

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Fischertechnik TXT Discovery Set I

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 …

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VEX EDR Project – Part I

From: VEX Robotics This is one of the very popular, main-stay, heavy duty robotic construction kits on the market. Steel construction components, nuts & bolts and heavy duty servo motors for locomotion. Fully RC and Autonomous out of the box after the initial build. The Cortex …

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Tetrix Prime Project – Part I

From: Pitsco Education This kit is one of the robot building platforms where few tools are needed. Aluminum construction beam components combined with composite joints and plastic rivets, brass axle bearing bushings, fully RC ready with a TETRIX 4-Channel transmitter and matching receiver and Servo Motors. …

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Tetrix Max Project – Part I

From: Pitsco Education This is one of the Heavy Duty robot building platforms. Aluminum construction components, brass axle bearing bushings, fully RC ready with a Futaba 4-Channel transmitter and matching receiver, motor controller and 12V – 152 RPM motors. The kit also comes complete with a …

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ROBOTIS MINI Project I

From: ROBOTIS What can I say about the ROBOTIS MINI? Easily one of the most enjoyable projects I have had to-date. The completed build, along with the varied control toolbox and pre-programmed movement files make this kit a must have for anyone interested in venturing into …

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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part I

From: ServoCity I received my Actobotics Nomad kit some time ago and built it right away. This is “The Beast On My Bench”. Since this platform is well suited for outdoor mobility I intend to make this one fully RC capable but with this one I …

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Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Project – Part I

From: ServoCity www.servocity.com Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie We recently got in two of these great 6WD kits from ServoCity. One of our most active Contributors, Carol Hazlett, has one of the Bogies (among other Runt Rover Kits she will review in later issues) and is working …

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RoboClaw 2x30A Motor Controller

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

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Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit v3.2 with Arduino

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 …

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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

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