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Rocket Brand Studios Tiny Wheels

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Drawing on the popularity of the Tiny Tank, I decided that some folks might want wheels instead. I give you, Little Wheels.

The Little Wheels Robot is a great little bot for beginners and experienced robot builders alike. Simple, well designed and cute as a button, it is just a gosh darn good little bot.

Features:

  • Laser Cut Acrylic Chassis
  • All hardware needed for assembly
  • 120:1 geared motors
  • Fancy-schmancy wheels
  • Arduino Nano and UnderShield Combo
  • Sharp distance sensor
  • Really awesome head that looks really cool

 

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Tiny Wheels Demos

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@max, i happen to just order that set

 

seems like a lot of $ for a little guy

Compared to what?

I mean, before you say it is expensive, I would be curious to see what compariable robots you have been looking at. I mean, have you compared it to say, the Start Here robot?

If you compare it to one of these kits:

Then yeah, it's expensive.  The problem is, most of us probably don't think that a kit this cheap fits the definition of a "robot."

I've bought that kit for my son. It's OK, but pretty limited for what you pay. Not at all a robot.

No sooner did I rip on that kit than I found it in the bargain bin and bought it for my nephew's birthday.  It's the third "robotikit" I've gotten for him.  (Living vicariously, yeah, I know.)  I think if these are questionable as "robots," then about half of the beam menagerie has to be doubted too.

I take your point, but these things lack even a 'nervous net' of a BEAM robot. There's just a power source and a motor, nothing more.

Don't get me wrong, it's an OK kit for a young kid. Watch out for breakage on the windmill propeller; those parts are fragile.

Nice one Chris, (although I'm sure you'll be getting a lot of requests for a rolling chassis version).

What's the price point?  Are you considering an ultrasonic version as well?  I love that quote from Robot Party:

"IR can't see black, and ultrasonic can't see fuzzy, and my poodle happens to be..."