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Actobotics Nomad Project – Part II

IMG_0555From: 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.

Here is the Robot Magazine Nomad in all it’s glory. Two RoboClaw 2x30A Motor Controllers, a 7.2V ONYX NiMH battery inside, Power switch on the side, Rx mounted inside with antenna attached outside.
A close up shot of the whole shooting match. Zip ties to keep it neat.
The two ION Motion RoboClaw 2x30A Motor controllers… One for left motors and one for right motors.
Plenty of room for the battery and more electronics!



Project Plan:

Full RC (an ultimately autonomous as well) rover capabilities with remote operation (video/sound) capabilities and sensor telemetry.


Complete 4WD RC Capable Nomad.

Next Steps:

Microcontroller. Arduino?

Reader Input:

I will do my utmost to make progress on this project by next issue and report on what’s going on with it… the successes and failures. I sometimes learn more from a failure than from a success so let’s see how much of each we find. If something strikes you about this project… please email me at projects@botmag.com with what you think. I look forward to hearing from you!