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Monday, January 09, 2006

Beetle-Bot - A How-To

Over a year ago Joe and I built this robot based on some web site plans. This looks to be a similar set of plans but the presentation is much improved.

If you want to try your hand at creating a robot that tears across the floor and uses feelers to avoid obstacles, you should reall try this out. I chose this one as my first robot as it has, basically, no electronics. The most complex part are 2 switches that operate the feelers.
HOW TO - Build a Beetle Robot

Here's a great how to for simple bot "The following article will show you how to build a simple robot, called "The Beetle Robot". It's great for beginners and easy to do. Most of the components can be bought for much cheaper at Digi-Key, Jameco, or similar. At Solarbotics you can find the dual AA battery holder and the Mabuchi motor. You can find these components at any good electronic store." Thanks William! Link.

(Via MAKE: Blog.)

See also: Original mention of the Beetle-Bot in My Word
See also: Previous posts on robots
See also: Books on building robots

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