Robotics Projects

GPS Navigation - Part 3

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GPS Navigation - Part 2

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Budget Robotics (Base on a Budget)

Sometimes building your own robot is easier said than done. It can be easy to visualize what we want but then to actually build it can be more difficult or in some cases seemingly impossible. Other times it is more a matter of not having a budget for the entire robot. Spare parts can be found in a number of places and different people have different interests in specific microcontrollers so I won’t focus on that in this article. Instead the focus here will be on getting a useable robot platform built on a minimal budget.

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M5 Stuart Tank R/C Conversion

Back in January of 2006 when the stores were clearing Christmas items, Ken Gracey of Parallax Inc picked up this tank for a mere $25.00 on clearance. Knowing that I was looking for a platform larger than a BoE-Bot to experiment on with some GPS and servo turret controls he dropped this beast on my desk.

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