Picture of Robopod the Arduino Powered Robot

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
jimster12182 years ago
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
Kiteman2 years ago
Hehe, it looks like a Cybermat!
Just what I was thinking! Our son has built some fibreglass cybermats, I'm definitely showing him this!
HelmutHound2 years ago
This may be an off question (considering its a robot ible).
How exactly did you calculate the length, width and angle of each segment, in regards to the shell / exoskeleton of your robot?
86 (author)  HelmutHound2 years ago
I modelled the shell in sketchup and then unfolded it using the unfold tool

WWC HelmutHound2 years ago
Ya what did he use to lay that out?