I will be giving build demos of the 2020 Bot at Maker Faire! http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/ http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/60008/ At least once an hour, I’ll pick a volunteer from the attendees to build a 2020 Bot. The lucky volunteer will get to keep the robot after they build it! The catch is, they need to hang out at my […]
The 2020 Bot project is really starting to develop, and it will eventually have a dedicated site. For now, I’ve added a 2020 Bot Resources menu to the blog. You’ll definitely want to check out my project posts along with the resources.
I’ve been using the 3.0 version Arduino Nano on the 2020 Bot, which replaces usual FTDI USB to Serial converter with the less expensive CH340G.
Very rough video instructions are now available on my YouTube channel.
A PDF template for the 2020 Bot can be found here. Source code for the 2020 Bot can be found here. Read more for the parts list…
This week I received a box full of possible 2020 Bot parts direct from China. For this order, my goals were to evaluate supplier quality and get an idea on shipping volumes, weights, and costs. I’m seriously considering whether or not it makes sense to offer 2020 Bot kits, or just provide instructions and let everyone fend […]
Experiments continue on the 2020 Bot! The robot on the left was built using the ubiquitous 28BYJ-48 geared stepper motors and ULN2003 drivers. The robot on the right uses the famous yellow gearboxes plus brush motors with an L9110S dual motor driver board. Which one should I use for the 2020 Bot?
Slides from my 2020 Bot presentation to the Nashua Robot Builders. The 2020 Bot is a work in progress…
Here’s a somewhat long slideshow of photos from Maker Faire Shenzhen. I decided to skip World Maker Faire (NY) this year and instead go back to China. The trip was really short, fly 16+ hours, arrive Thursday night, attend Maker Faire Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, then fly home 16+ hours on Monday. Typhoon Haima didn’t […]
Slides from another Nashua Robot Builders presentation: