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hey guys just wondering wat is a cool robotics project. Answered

i am a first timer so not to hard. i have a basic idea on this kind of stuff bout need help thanks?

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frollard

10 years ago

a robot is really any artificial autonomous way of doing...anything these days. What is it you want to do, then design around that!

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ninjakefrollard

Answer 10 years ago

thanks also what kind of equipment do i need to do robotics (i.e soldering iron, solder, etc...)

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frollardninjake

Answer 10 years ago

There are some kits that are good for beginners - really they are just a few parts that clip together to make a specific thing. Otherwise, in general they need - a brain. It can be electronic or mechanical - something to process the inputs and outputs. An Arduino makes a good simple brain, and can support many sensors and a few motors. Some may need soldering, some may not. a chassis - something to mount all the parts together actuators to do whatever movement is necessary- axial, linear, clamping, etc. Like I said - they can do almost anything - so long as you have the task picked out.

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thecookiemonster

10 years ago

try the beetle bot, it requires no programing, just a few motors, wires and 2 paperclips!!! you will need: a soldering iron, solder(flux cored) wire strippers, wire snips, helping hands(optional but useful!!!) and that is enough to grt you started!!! the beetlebot can be found on instructables( just search for it in the search box)!!!! cm

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gmxx

10 years ago

I would build an rov.

You will need soldering iron, solder, electrical tape, glue, heat shrink tubing, hair dryer or heat gun.

Here are some tips:
http://home.comcast.net/~homebuiltrovs/howtobuoyancytips.html (buiyancy)
http://home.comcast.net/~homebuiltrovs/howtobilgeconversion.html (motors for underwater)
http://home.comcast.net/~homebuiltrovs/howtoswitch.html (control system)

Look at this page for an example of what it will look like.
http://www.h2orobots.org/rOVIAB.htm

This sounds like a big project, but its really not to hard to. I have built one, it will take about a weekend