Basic Differential Platform with Actobotics

A new tutorial to help you get started with robotics using Actobotics.

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Actobotics is our huge line of robotics parts - it encompasses just about everything you would need to build the robot of your dreams. Today we wanted to point your attention to a new tutorial: "Actobotics Based Differential Platform."

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In this tutorial, we'll show you how to build a basic Actobotics platform that can be easily customized and built-up for any robotics project you desire. Once you've got the concepts in this tutorial down, you'll be well-equipped to start gallivanting in the world of robotics with impunity. Enjoy!

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  • Member #385950 / about 10 years ago / 1

    That sure looks neat. But, what would be the total cost of the “Actobotics Based Differential Platform.” as shown ?

    • Improvised Dynamics / about 10 years ago * / 1

      The wishlist with all the parts can be found here. The wishlist tallies the cost of all the pieces used in the build including boards and batteries.

      • fletc900 / about 10 years ago / 1

        Looks like you’re missing some items on you’re wish list. For instance, the picture clearly shows there should be two 8-inch tubes, not one as currently shown in your wish list. Also missing from your list are the clamps for the Arduino, or whatever board you plan on using.

        • Improvised Dynamics / about 10 years ago / 1

          Sorry about that. The tubes appeared to be in the list when I checked. But you are right about the clips. They are not presently available on the storefront. However there is a link in the tutorial for the .dxf design file. I recommend laser-cutting them from 1/8" Delrin, but 1/8" ABS was used in these photos.

          • fletc900 / about 10 years ago / 1

            Sounds great Vosper. I've been wanting to start building a robot with differential platform using something like Actobotics and this just fell from the sky! I appreciate all the effort that you guys put into this. Cheers.

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