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Hpi Bullet Mt Flux – Part II

This one has been great fun! We spent a lot of time pushing the driving capabilities of this vehicle to see what it can do. In a general sense… it’s too fast for some robotics applications as-is but has great potential so we got started. First, …

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VEX IQ Super Kit Project I

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 …

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TETRIX Max Project – Part III

From: Pitsco Education Pitsco Education TETRIX Robotics TETRIX MAX Robotics With the TETRIX Autonomous Mounting Deck placed in the last phase, it was easy to attach the Arduino UNO Microcontroller, from Robotshop.com, in preparation for the addition of microcontrolled RC capability as well as the addition …

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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part III

From: ServoCity Servo City Actobotics Nomad Onward with the Nomad! Much like the Bogie project, the Nomad is following the same development path. The nice thing about the Nomad is that it can navigate outside, over different terrain very eas- ily. So… we had power and …

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Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Project – Part III

From: ServoCity www.servocity.com Actobotics Runt Rover™ Bogie Development of The Bogie continues!   Now that we had power and RC capabilities, it was time to start bringing this little unit into a more robot- ic form. First, we added an Arduino UNO microcontroller from Robotshop.com, in …

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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 …

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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 …

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VEX EDR Project – Part II

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 …

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Tetrix Prime Project – Part II

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 …

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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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