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geared motors and wheels

HI Guys!

I try to build my first robot (the robot, which is described on the start page of this website) and i got delivered wrong wheels. There are very small (approx. 2cm diameter) but i need bigger wheels. Did you have any idea where can i order matching wheels for my robot?

Thank you in advance!

 

Crazy Engineer

How to build your first robot?

Dear: LMR

Just to let you know guys it wasn't that long ago I asked my Dad if we could start a robot club at school. My dad brought it up to my princible and he did not have a problem with it. This robot club is probably going to teach people in highschool to build there first robot. I have no idea what robot I am going to teach highschoolers to build.

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My name is Albert and I'm from the Netherlands.
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I have an idea for a RoomBot.
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Hello there..

 

I`ve never made any robots, but i really want to try to do that atleast once and if i would like it i could continune doing that :)

 

Just. i was wondering, could anyone help me to chose the easyest object avoiding robot to make ?

And what about the parts, I can get them only on e-shops ?

Thanks.

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No response from SRF05!

Hello, I am trying to connect a SRF05 to my 28x1 PICAXE starterkit.

 Using the "start here" guide and the How to connect SRF05 to Picaxe 28 pin Project board
I am able to make the SRF05 LED flash like the guide says it should, however I am not able to receive any input in debug.

I have connected every wire like in the picture and I am only using the program provided.