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Cheapest robotic platform: Smart car

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Cheapest robot (Arduino)

[Updated 12/12/2013:
The commented kit is not being sold currently at dx, but it’s sold at Hobby King ]

There are also others kits like:

Funduino Tracking Maze Car for Arduino

Smart Car Chassis Kit for Arduino
]

I have bought the most affordable robotics platform (some photos here) I have found around Internet (at DX): 38€/49$ for all this components:

Ultrasonic Smart Car Kit

My construction:

Arduino cheap robot  car

Arduino cheap robot car

It’s really cheap, all the components work flawlessly and very well but IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY DOCUMENTATION and some parts (pan tilt base) are impossible to ensemble (it needs another micro servo, 3€/4$) and there is no way to mount on the robot base. Even that, I Think is a good deal, but you should work to get all the needed information (yes, all needed information is over Internet) and put your imagination to build it. I have used Lego Technics parts to mount the ultrasonic sensor.

Here is all the info I have found for every electronic part, code examples and, of course, (soon) a video.

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