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Hey,

So i was wondering if some could pitch some idea out there i'm kinda bored and want to build something using my micro. I was thinking of building a quadcopter but it seems like it would cost me a bit.

I was thinking of making the frame but it will take long given that i have to balance everything extremely well and then i am sure i will have to buy motors and gears.

I might still do it not sure if it's worth spending that much money on something just for fun that all

So as i said any ideas. I previously built a autonomous robot. 
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Hey,

So i was wondering if some could pitch some idea out there i'm kinda bored and want to build something using my micro. I was thinking of building a quadcopter but it seems like it would cost me a bit.

I was thinking of making the frame but it will take long given that i have to balance everything extremely well and then i am sure i will have to buy motors and gears.

I might still do it not sure if it's worth spending that much money on something just for fun that all

So as i said any ideas. I previously built a autonomous robot. 

Why not expand/upgrade the robot? Add an arm or two, a vision system, true artificial intelligence, etc (unless you've done all the above - not much detail given).

Or - how about something with LEDs? Maybe a large LED cube, or an overhead LED pattern light?

Or - maybe a tool? How about a homemade hotair rework station? Or an oscilloscope? Or a function generator? Or a timer/frequency counter? Or a logic probe?

Maybe you could use the Arduino to explore possibilities in VR, 3D tracking, augmented reality, etc? Maybe you could incorporate the robot into that (train the robot in a virtual environment, and see how it performs in the real world using the trained responses?)...

What about a sound or music synthesizer? Or a laser scanner system of some sort?

How about this: Figure out a way to make a very cheap, very easy to use 3D volumetric sensor, that costs less than the Kinect and will work outdoors to a range of 30 feet, and you'll have people beating down your door (heck, if you can do that in 2D at high speed, you'll have a winner).

Hope these "ideas" help or inspire...

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cost me a bit.
If cost is an issue, how about making what you want to make but just lots cheaper?
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Why not go to some 2nd hand store (or scrapheap) try to find some old electronics/mechanics and harvest parts.

For a few bucks you never know what you find -> serendipity effect, be suprised and inspired ... smiley-wink
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Right now I am broke as can be and I have been tearing apart old computer parts that I have laying around, such as cd rom drive and such for motors exc...  As far as cost for anything, you can buy a lot for pennies if you know where to look, just saying... 
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Do you ever visit http://www.instructables.com. ?  You may find some ideas there.
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