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Anybody know cheap($50),easy to make robots for beginners? Answered

I've been interested in robots for a while,but I can never seem to find any robots that are cheap, or easy to build on a small budget. If anyone knows of any(especially on this site)bots that I or other beginner builders could make.

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Kiteman (author)2008-12-05

I would recommend:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Robot---The-BeetleBot/
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-robot-under-40/
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-one-motor-walker/

I can also strongly recommend Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots on Wheels(Link) and that you look into BEAM robotics, where a large proportion of the parts are scrounged from other, dead electronics (I made a "headbot" from the guts of an old audio-cassette player).

Oh, I also have a copy of Stiquito for Beginners(Link) which I bought off ebay for about $15. I will, eventually, get around to building it.

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westfw (author)2008-12-04

It depends on what you consider a robot, I guess. There's the whole BEAM Robotics thing that uses a lot of "found" components, for example...

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