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Member Since: September 23, 2010

Country: United States

  • What are the sensors needed to use with the "Speed board holder" on the magician chassis? What's really on my wish list for kits like this is for it to include a decent wheel encoder on the shafts with as many counts as possible per revolution. Wheel encoders are necessary to use odometry or "dead reckoning" to calculate the approximate position and heading of the robot, and widen the kits use in education. I found a nice add-on kit (just do a web search of "wheel encoder kit for robot car" on Ebay) that has a 20-line wheels and photo-interruptor boards, but it looks like it won't fit between the motors of this kit. Can Sparkfun consider offering a robot kit like this one that includes decent wheel encoders?

No public wish lists :(