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Large robot chassis with 50W MP3 player

Dagu is now selling the chassis for our Venus robot as a separate product for $435 USD.
Please note there is a discount for people who log in and an additional discount for LMR members.

This is an ideal chassis for anyone who wants to make a large butler robot. It is an aluminium chassis with 2x 200mm (8 inch) drive wheels with rubber tires plus 4x caster wheels for stability.

Christmas Specials for LMR members at DAGU

Now is your chance to grab a bargin from DAGU. From now until the end of December DAGU is offering discounts for all LMR members.

Go to our website: http://www.dagurobot.com to find what you want and then contact Mr. Lee at DAGU. Tell him you are an LMR member to get discount prices.

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ComMotion Shield for omni and mecanum wheel robots

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Spinning line follower or maze solver
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Plays Music using a DC brushed motor for a speaker
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Arduino I2C multi-master hardware fault

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Prototyping ComMotion

Introduction

I was inspired to create the ComMotion shield after building my robot Scamper. It took a reasonable amount of work to get the encoder feedback working how I wanted and I knew it would be much harder for a beginner.