Robopod is a simple arduino robot that uses antennas to detect obstacles. Robopod's motors are controlled by an H bridge and   powered by a nine volt battery.  Robopods circuit is based on a breadboard for easy modification.

Step 1: Tools and Materials


  • Drill press and/or Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Xato Knife
  • Soldering Iorn
  • Clamp
  • Printer
  • Wire Strippers/Cutters
Darn they sent my stuff to British Colombia lol
I already got the first motors
<p>thank you! I'm making it right now!</p>
<p>Cool, let me know how it goes and feel free to comment if you have any questions.</p>
<p>the <a href="https://www.sparkfun.com/products/315" rel="nofollow">H Bridge</a> is out of stock to can you give me a another one?</p>
<p><a href="http://www.adafruit.com/product/807">http://www.adafruit.com/product/807</a></p><p>This one will work just as well, or you could just wait until spark fun gets them back in stock, they estimate to have them by the 25.</p><p>Also if you don't mind paying a bit more for the motors this one would be much better</p><p><a href="https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12285">https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12285</a></p><p>A cheaper alternative is this</p><p><a href="https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13302">https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13302</a></p><p>although you might have to scale up the templates a bit</p>
Please tell me what tipe of motors they were because it said that they are out of stock
<p>Any DC hobby motor should work</p><p>This one might work: <a href="https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11696">https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11696</a></p><p>although it is not as powerfull</p>
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How does your antennas detect touch? I noticed that you do not have CapacitiveSensor library in your code.
Just add teeth. See URL for Cybermat with teeth. http://www.doctorwhoworld.org.uk/cybermat.html
Hehe, it looks like a Cybermat!
Just what I was thinking! Our son has built some fibreglass cybermats, I'm definitely showing him this!
This may be an off question (considering its a robot ible). <br/>How exactly did you calculate the length, width and angle of each segment, in regards to the shell / exoskeleton of your robot?
I modelled the shell in sketchup and then unfolded it using the unfold tool <br> <br>http://sketchuptips.blogspot.ca/2007/08/plugin-unfoldrb.html
Ya what did he use to lay that out?

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