The www.parallax.com BOE Bot is always a good choice. They have tons of
documentation that can't be beat.
You can also go with a www.budgetrobotics.com robot chassis kit (the
Scooterbot is excellent) and
get your own microcontroller PCB kit form a number of other sources. Goes
great with a Parallax BOE board too. The Scooterbot would work well in a
classroom as it is easy to assemble and disassemble, and so on.
The www.junun.org people have the MarkIII robot, which is good too, it works
for many other things besides Mini-Sumo.
If your wanting one computer board for all sorts of robots, no matter how
complicated, the www.newmicros.com ISOPOD is the one to get.. You can't
outgrow the chip. It has just about all the features needed, all built in
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 10:12:43AM +0000, Nils O. Sel?sdal wrote:
I can recommend Gordon's kits;
I have an Antares which is a neat little base - much more solid than I
expected. It feels like it could easily handle a tumble down the
stairs and survive unscathed. Not that that's happened, no sir, my
algorithms always maintain complete control at all times *cough*.
I also snagged a couple of Scooterbots for my kids for Christmas and
they (we) had a ball building them.
Brian Dean, email@example.com
BDMICRO - Maker of the MAVRIC ATmega128 Dev Board
I have to second this recomendaion. The kits at Budget Robotics
are of high quality and at a very reasonable price.
Another source of bases is Polydroids:
I have their treaded base, and it has worked fine for me.
And then you can always convert an R/C toy. I got a 1/6th
scale R/C tank from Walmart, and it has a *lot* of space.
D. Jay Newman
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