I AM TRYING TO FIND A ROBOT PROJECT THAT KIDS IN 4-8TH GRADE COULD MAKE, DAN HANSON PHD PE309-269-3766?

I SAW A BEETLE BOT AND A REVISION 2, ARE THERE MORE RECENT DESIGNS... NEED TO KEEP CHEAP THANKS DAN HANSON PHD PE EMAIL DANIELHHANSON@GMAIL.COM THANKS!

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robotguy48 years ago
MY EARS!!! MY NON-EXISTANT INTERNET EARS! YOU BWOKE THEM!

Any who. Try out Lego Mindstorms sets. They are quite easy to use. Dunno what your definition of "cheap" is though...

http://mindstorms.lego.com/
Kiteman8 years ago
Beetlebot is probably your best bet, but there is also the bristlebot, which is just a small motor, a battery and a bristly brush. (By the way, it's not a clever idea to post your email address openly like that (and is that your phone number?!?)
gmxx8 years ago
theres always the vibrobot... maybe a little too simple, because it basiccly is a coin cell battery, and a pager moter on the end of a toothbrush. OWIkit also has some really great robot kits, that are a lot of fun to make.
phalanx4478 years ago
Beetlebot version 2.0 is your best bet. Cheap, understandable, fun, and a lack of microprocessors. It's ideal for what you seem to be looking for. We were planning on making these for an ISA summer workshop my school puts on, but we decided to go with lego mindstorms instead, but that's only because we managed to get a thousand dollars in funding. So I would say Beetlebot. I've searched the site for a better project of this sort and have yet to find one.
mman15068 years ago
i built a robot using a picaxe23 motor driver (sparkfun.com) tamiya dual motor gearbox and 2 omoron snap action switch and some wheels and a 3 AA battery holder and some cardboard or balsa wood it is very simple and cost about 25-35.00 you should understand how its put together