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Per videos released by David Cuartielles on the official Arduino Google+ channel, a "turtle" type 2 deck, 2 wheel (blue of course) Arduino Robot will be coming out soon.

The unit has an LCD display (similar to the one coming out for Esplora), 8 or more Tinketkit connectors, buzzer, rotary encoder, etc.

The unit will look alot like the older Lottie Lemon robots sponsored by the team.

More details, video links, pictures at http://21stdigitalhome.blogspot.com/
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Oooo!
Want.   smiley-lol
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Amazing, might just have to purchase this robot.  Usually I build my own chassis and hardware, but this looks amazing.  Very fast little bot!
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I`d rather there was a space to mount a pen up/down servo where the LCD panel is.

(I know, you can`t please all of the people) smiley
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I`d rather there was a space to mount a pen up/down servo where the LCD panel is.
Mount a camera with a small aperture and an open shutter above the robot, pointing downwards, and use the LCD backlight to do your drawing!
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More information:

Arduino Team Blog Post: http://blog.arduino.cc/2013/05/17/arduino-is-ready-for-maker-faire-bay-area-and-you/

Documentation (now up here on arduino.cc): http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Robot
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Has a price been announced?
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Who cares?
Just take my money!
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So how much it would cost for this robot ?? smiley
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In this recording from the Maker Faire, Arduino's  Massimo Banzi tells that the basic robot will cost about $159 EDIT:$259 (see minute 5:30).

EDIT May 19: This article claims that the price is $275. Also, in the video linked there, Massimo seems to say $250-259 (but it is quite difficult to understand in this one, see minute 03:40).

Listening to the first video again, it seems to be indeed $259.

EDIT May 26: Sells for $275 at Makershed.

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From here

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AA battery slot   4 alkaline or NiMh rechargeable batteries

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The battery holder holds 4 rechargeable NiMh AA batteries.

NB : Do not use non-rechargeable batteries with the robot
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Listening to the first video again, it seems to be indeed $259.

Ouch.  Seems steep.  I may just build my own..
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$259?, wow, I can see schools etc paying that price, but not individuals.
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From here

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AA battery slot   4 alkaline or NiMh rechargeable batteries

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The battery holder holds 4 rechargeable NiMh AA batteries.

NB : Do not use non-rechargeable batteries with the robot
 smiley-confuse
They should be a little more explicit about what they mean. There are
rechargeable alkalines now,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rechargeable_alkaline_battery

Just a guess, but I imagine they are using a boost converter that requires < 5V
for Vin, and 4 regular alkalines would produce 6V.

I like what they did on the Pololu Zumo robot. The board uses 4 AA-cells and
the dc-dc converter puts out 7.45V, and they run the motors at that voltage.
Plus, you can plug in your regular Arduino board and power it off the same 7.45V.
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Looking forward to a release date smiley
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