[SATLUG] Little Vehicle

Andy wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 13 11:45:51 CST 2012

Many thanks.  It is late for Christmas, but I will check the recommended 
sites for future gifts.  My original thought, "nifty home-brew" was 
about correct.

Andy Pickens

On 12/13/2012 10:11 AM, Don Davis wrote:
> The guy who made, Frederick,  it is part of XCSSA. He said he got the
> wheel frame from Adafruit. The wireless components were Xbee controllers
> also available from Adadfruit or the Maker Shed.
> The steel plate was found. The posts and some mounting boards were made
> by him. The microcontrollers were proprietary. And the interface -
> proprietary and looked expensive.
> I've made something similar with a WRT54GL. I'd recommend it as a
> soldering project for 14 and up.
> If that seems too iffy, look at Maker shed, adafruit etc. for Arduino
> robot kits. It might be cool to do this with a Raspberry Pi - which is
> about the same in cost.
> On 12/13/2012 10:03 AM, Andy wrote:
>> There was a neat little, remote-controlled, tracked vehicle at the
>> Christmas party.  I casually assumed that it was a clever home-brew.
>> Over night, I realized that it also could have been built from a kit. If
>> so, it would be a great gift for a teen-age grandson.  So, was it pure
>> home-brew, a kit, or a mixture?
>> Andy Pickens

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