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What better way to start experimenting with open source micro-controllers ( Arduino ) then by building your very own open source robot ( CC (SA -BY) )?

What to do with your SERB?
  • (here) - How to connect your SERB to the internet and drive it over a Skype video call.
  • (here) - How to Control Your SERB Using a Wii nunchuck's accelerometers
  • (here) - How to Add Obstacle Detecting Whiskers to Your Robot
  • (here) - How to make 30 kits (Open Manufacturing)

Features:
  • Fully programmable using an Arduino Duemilanove micro-controller (or another micro-controller of your choosing).
  • No need to solder.
  • Choice of cutting options for acrylic pieces. (scroll saw, access to a laser cutter, purchasing pre-cut pieces)
  • Easily expandable and modifiable with extra bolt holes and included breadboard.
  • Dual ball bearing rear wheel.
  • Up and running in 1-2 hours. (from kit)
  • Open source design (build as many as you like)

(Shameless Plug)
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A quick video of a completed Arduino controlled servo robot - (SERB) running the included test program (step 6)


Note: Source files are available on a parallel Instructable (Source Files For) - How to Make an Arduino Controlled Servo Robot - (SERB)

Step 1: Parts & Tools

All bolts can be found at your local Home Depot. The other parts can be found online (I have included a link to my favorite source for each).

Parts List:

A bundle containing all hardware items can be purchased at oomlout.com's store ( here ) ($120)

Nuts and Bolts:
  • 3mm x 15mm bolt (x20)
  • 3mm x 10mm bolt (x12)
  • 3mm nut (x34)
  • 3mm washer (x12)
  • 8mm x 25mm bolt (x2)
  • 8mm nut (x2)
  • Skate Bearings (x2) ( VXB ) (these are standard skate bearings so they can be salvaged from a pair of roller-blades or a skateboard)

Tires
  • Large O-ring (4.5" ID 3/16" Bead Dash #349) (x2) ( McMaster-Carr Product #9452K407 )
  • Small O-ring (3/4" ID 3/16" Bead Dash #314) (x1) ( McMaster-Carr Product #9452K387 )

Electronics
Batteries:
  • AA Battery (x4) (not included in kit)
  • 9v Battery (x1) (not included in kit)

Wire:
(all wire is 22 AWG solid I purchase mine through McMaster-Carr )
  • 15 cm Purple (x2)
  • 15 cm Black (x1)
  • 5 cm Black (x2)
  • 5 cm Red (x2)

Tools
  • Screwdriver (x1) (Philips)
  • Needle-nose Pliers (x1)
<p>Hai,</p><p>I made the Serb and have a pencil attached to, so I had a drawbot, with the 07-SERB-Test Arduino Program , this work excellent , with the random function you have a autonomous robot dat draw random</p><p>There is a problem, the robot drives much of the canvas off</p><p>Would it be possible to adapt the same program with a sensor (QRB1134) which ensures that when the robot touches the edge of the paper makes this reversible and further does with drawing</p><p>If I have the programming knowledge of Arduino I would do it, but my programming knowledge is very small, I'm more of a builder</p><p>Who can help please</p><p>Kind regards</p>
<p>Arduino Robotics Car From Scratch :</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/LAB-L293D-ARDUINO-CHIP-BREADBOARD-/?ALLSTEPS" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/LAB-L293D-ARDUINO-...</a></p>
<p>You made nice project</p><p>I made simple Do it yourself in 10 minutes bluetooth controlled home automation</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-control-of-your-house-in-10-Minutes/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-control-of-your-house-in-10-Minutes/</a></p>
<p>I followed your directions and unfortunately did not check the sizes of the servos before ordering them. The parallax servos you link to are bigger than the ones you actually use in your build, and so they do not fit in the laser cut designs you have. You might want to make some alternate designs for the larger servos or remove the parallax link since it is confusing. Awesome project otherwise!</p>
<p>What is the kerf on your laser? I noticed a size discrepancy here for the servo slot: ~22mx42mm (scroll saw pdf) vs. ~18mmx33.3mm (laser cutting CDR) that seems more significant than laser kerf. Found this servo on your website: http://oomlout.com/parts/SERV-03-datasheet.pdf . Compare it to the servo on the parallax site you linked to: https://www.parallax.com/sites/default/files/downloads/900-00005-Servo-Dimensions.pdf . Notice the dimensions are at least a few mm different.</p>
<p>Its phenomenal<br></p>
<p>Its really good</p>
<p>Easily expandable and modifiable</p>
<p>Genius.</p>
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<p>Tremendous...!!</p>
<p>hello am prince and want to build servo robot but want to buy the parts and electronics component from your end how do i it</p>
<p>hello am prince and want to build servo robot but want to buy the parts and electronics component from your end how do i it</p>
<p>Its fantastic</p>
<p>nice</p>
<p>Hi, I am interested in building a servo based robot and this project looks very good but the instructable is a little old. Has anyone put together an updated parts list of where bits can be bought now?</p>
<p>hello am prince and want to build servo robot but want to buy the parts and electronics component from your end how do i it</p>
<p>Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?</p>
<p>Just to say, my project was based in yours. So, tanks!</p>
<p>good</p>
<p>wonderful</p>
<p>good</p>
<p>Just to say, my project was based in yours. So, tanks!</p>
<p>Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?</p>
<p>hello am prince and want to build servo robot but want to buy the parts and electronics component from your end how do i it</p>
<p>GREAT</p>
<p>Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?</p>
<p>super</p>
<p>nice</p>
<p>The cutting lines and/or vector engraving lines in your .eps file are thicker than we can handle.</p>
<p>GOOD</p>
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
good
great
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
Just to say, my project was based in yours. So, tanks!
The cutting lines and/or vector engraving lines in your .eps file are thicker than we can handle.
nice
Just to say, my project was based in yours. So, tanks!
well
good
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
good job..
Hi, i have a question do i need a current amplifier to connect the servos?
very nice
goodone
I would encourage you to use a larger battery because those servos need a lot of energy.
The cutting lines and/or vector engraving lines in your .eps file are thicker than we can handle.

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