[SATLUG] Little Vehicle

buddylee48 buddylee48 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 21:23:44 CST 2012


So I finally got around to writing this up after finals, moving and
holidays. You'll have to excuse the WIP website and quickly written
article, but here ya go: http://www.platinummonkey.com/post/2/

Cody

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Andy <wg5o at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> 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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