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robotlover17

Hi everybody! I'm a recently-discovered robot enthusiast! Could you hobbyists out there tell me which companies to purchase robotics from? THANK YOU!! :)
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cr0sh


Hi everybody! I'm a recently-discovered robot enthusiast! Could you hobbyists out there tell me which companies to purchase robotics from? THANK YOU!! :)


We need more specs:

1. What's your goal?

2. What's your budget?

...because I can show you possibilities that range from $100.00 to sky's-the-limit budget-wise without knowing what your plans or needs are.
I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

robotlover17

Oh good point! I am trying to build a robot that can solve mazes for under $100.. I have a pretty tight budget right now lol! Any ideas?  Thanks!!  XD
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robtillaart

to get some inspiration:
- http://chipkit.net/arduino-style-maze-solving-robot-sparkfun-ardumoto/ -
- https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Robotics/building_line_courses.pdf -
- https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9211 - ==> $100
  - http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/975 - (if you can sell some to friends you can earn your own)
- http://letsmakerobots.com/start -

Theory
- http://robomind.net/downloads/Maze%20solving.pdf -
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
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oric_dan

I was also going to suggest the Pololu 3pi, as a nice little self-contained robot that is
Arduino-compatible, so you don't have to shop all over the place to get something
working. However, you would have to buy a few extra sensors, as per the Ardumoto
robot.
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/975

zoomkat

If one is on a tight budget, one could get the arduino and sensors to start developing the needed code without buying the mobile platform. The mobile platform could be inexpensively made from continuous rotation servos, wood, hot glue, etc. Lots of examples on the internet.
Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.   8)

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