[Lab] seeking suggestions for robotics project

Olaf Baumann olaf.baumann at pobox.com
Fri Jul 3 10:44:59 EDT 2015

That's an awesome robot!  Oscar the Grouch Lost in Space.  "Danger Cookie

Unfortunately, we don't have a large amount of space to work in.  I think
I'm hoping to find an Arduino/Pi version of an NXT book I once saw,

On 2 July 2015 at 18:26, David <david at projectworkshop.com> wrote:

>   A friend and I made this in 1978 when we were 14, so the age works, and
> it seemed like a good making platform at the time, with need for various
> tools...course R2D2 was big then:
> http://projectworkshop.com/Projects/BotZero/BotZero.pdf
> David
>  *From:* Olaf Baumann <olabau at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, July 02, 2015 5:16 PM
> *To:* lab <lab at artengine.ca>
> *Subject:* [Lab] seeking suggestions for robotics project
>  Hello lab,
> I'm looking for suggestions for a robotics project that my 13 year old son
> and I can take on this summer.
> My goals are to have him:
> - keep his brain in gear over the summer break
> - develop a maker mentality
> - hit the ground running when joins Glebe's First Robotics team in grade 9
> - spend quality father-son time with me
> I've got a bunch of Arduino and pi hardware but not much for the
> mechanical aspect. (chassis, motors, sensors).  He's learning python and
> has already done some Arduino programming.
> I'm hoping for a kit and book or online resource that will take us through
> the whole build process that ends with a robot that can be enhanced later
> with more interesting capabilities.  I've seen some impressive kits that
> sell for $1000 but I'd like to keep the budget to around $200.
> --
> Olaf
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