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Start Here

Looking to get started? Here's a list of sample projects of how to learn about how to make robots

New to LMR and looking to get the most out of it? Check out the "Get the most out of LMR" page.

This Start Here section includes robots and projects which are designed to help beginners get started in robotics. If you'd like to submit an idea for a new project to add to this page, we invite you to contact us and we'd be happy to take a look.

DFRobotShop Rover V2

The DFRobotShop Rover V2 – Arduino Compatible Tracked Robot (Basic Kit) is a versatile mobile robot tank based on the popular Arduino Uno USB Microcontroller Rev 3 microcontroller. The rover uses a twin motor gearbox and the Tamiya track and wheel set. The PCB incorporates a standard Arduino Uno, L293B motor driver, voltage regulator and prototyping area. The onboard voltage regulator allows the entire board to be powered using as little as 3.7V to ~9V.


Start Here Bot V2.0

This is the original "LMR Start Here" project. Although there are other "How to get started building robots" out there, this one focuses on getting you around everything extremely fast. You need no knowledge of ... anything, and you will learn everything. This is a bit more "do it yourself"



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techset on youtube! well the sensors that detect the obstical ir or ping maybe those can be reused and the motors like you said can be glued onto a chassis for a new robot project. and main curcuit board can be sold online for like 40- 50 depending on the model of romba or irobot you have.

some body know ¿how connect a module hc-05 to raspberry pi 2?

This is an old video, before the frame was even painted yellow. You can hear my wife chuckling as she sees the thing work successfully. She probably had her doubts that it ever would!



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gabby uwaifo I have always dreamed of building my own robot but I can't but with the help of this I will be able to make a robot

Give some hints about how to do programming of robots. please give the robot design description stepwise foe understanding purepose.

thank you

Just wondering if anyone has had any issues receiving usable data from an RS485 daisy-chained sonar setup. My group and I are using 3 sonar sensors linked by RS485 which came prebuilt as a robot kit from robotshop. 

We have tried each one individually and they all work and give accurate data but, as soon as we link them in the suggested way(daisy chain) and start up the provided code, they give a single set of data that is not specific to any one sensor and can be affected by any of them; making it difficult to code object avoidance.

I haven't found much documentation on this issue, however, we have tried many different wiring/jumper setups and code to set a master sensor with 2 slave sensors however accessing individual sensors for their data has been problematic.

Does anyone have any pertinent documentation or resources that we may have missed?

Thanks in advance

Perhaps consider running sonars in parallel rather than series?