Scratch 4 Arduino and Cybot Control (Rover basics)

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I've had a couple of Cybots as well as the Tom robots for a number of years - every so often they get dragged out and tinkered with. Now is this years turn. I have decided to try my hand at Arduino control of the Bots motors.

There seems to be a large number of You tube Videos that say "yes we did it", but not many on how to get there, so I'm going to start from what I think should be the beginning. Assumptions these can be the mother of all mess ups, but I'm going to make one now that is that if you want to copy this guide you already have an Arduino and the IDE pack from the Arduino site and that you have had a play and know how to install a sketch onto the Arduino board. My eventual aim is to move onto something like the Android application development and control the Bot by bluetooth and possibly WiFi - again lots of Videos but not much else, but for now that will wait as the parts have not yet arrived.

this instructable will tell you how to get to this:

And as soon as my parts come I will create an additional one for Bluetooth and hopefully WiFi Control

I have also created an instructable covering the bar code interface at

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technician5 months ago

wow saw this and was drawn to it because the bot looks like on I assembled many years ago with my then toddler son and came fortnightly in a magazine, my son is now 22yrs old and just about to finish unit and is not interested in science and technology, where did I go wrong? Ps the bot is in the back of the cupboard with the techno Lego lol

HUKBMBEAR (author)  technician5 months ago

Thanks yes this is based on the chassis of cybot from that magazine. At present my kids are still young so I can use that as an excuse to play with the lego

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HUKBMBEAR (author)  deleted_account8 months ago

Thanks again for the support, its always great to hear that others think what you are doing is worthy of comment. would be nice to see what you think of my others (if youve not already visited) just off to yours now