Monday, 25 February 2002

The ARobot Chassis

I somehow stumbled upon (or perhaps I searched for days on-line) a robot chassis to build upon. The idea of Lego was always around, but despite how great Lego bricks are there is one serious problem: your robot looks like Lego! For this reason, I try to avoid wood and stick with metal and plastic for robot parts. The ARobot kit included a programmable BASIC Stamp chip, a metal platform and a geared motor plus a simple, but clever whisker system to detect when this metal plate was about to smash into a wall.