Robot Platform including h-bridges from $10 R/C Car

This is an "instructable" on how to hack a cheap remote controlled toy car and turn it into an Arduino powered autonomous robot vehicle. It requires some soldering, so be prepared to mess around with wires on a tiny PCB and learn to de-solder a chip from a board! Once you master that though, you open endless possibilities for hacking and salvaging components from old "junk" electronics!continue reading →

Project 1: Autonomous, Obstacle Avoiding Bot

Objectives:Build a robot that is capable of traversing across an obstacle course. The course is configurable to present at least 3 different routes. The Bot has to attempt crossing each of the 3 course setups. The winning Bot will be the one that has completed all 3 courses in the shortest time. (more…)