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Walks around, detects objects via IR
Using a
UPDATE 01/16/2014: Please scroll down to the Sharp IR sensor part of this writeup. Hello LMRians,  Read more

Review: The Service Droid kit from Dagu

I have received my Service Droid kit along with the Rover 5 robot chassis on a Monday evening. Excited, I opened up the package to reveal 2 big boxes, one with the Rover 5 and the other with the actual SD kit. The base comes assembled, with a battery box, a screwdriver (with a magnetized Phillips end), an Allen key (hex wrench) and a little bag with silicone lubricant. The droid kit comes with lots of parts grouped in separate labeled bags for easier assembly. To do the assembly, I used a cutter, a plier and the screwdriver from the Rover 5 box.

Arduino Robot Review

Here at Banana Robotics, we're very lucky to have a sneak peak at the Arduino Robot. It's about 7 inches in diameter and features two separate Arduino microcontroller boards. The upper deck is the Control Board and the lower deck is the Motor Board. Each board has TinkerKit type connectors for expansion. The two boards talk to each other via a serial port.

Review: The Makerbeam Starter Kit

Hi all,

Last Monday I have been contacted by the people from makerbeam.eu asking if I would be interested in using their starter kit to build a 3D printer or similar machine. As I was actually planning to start working on a small CNC mill for PCB's I agreed instantly :) Makerbeam sent my kit on it's way on the same day, and knowing my intentions they also added bearings and extra long screws to mount them. Thanks makerbeam.eu people :)  

Robotshop Review

Is RobotShop a good place to buy parts from? I've heard they pissed fritsl off... Is it worth to buy things there? Are there any better online shops?