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    Finally someone is selling a DIY kit of the Cubee-style robot. A $60 Arduino kit that would make a nice Picaxe robot too, too bad they don't just sell the kit without electronics: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZH8LZS


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    Thanks Erco...do you know if anyone has tried to control this guy with a Picaxe? JimS
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    I'm sure I'll be the first, whenever I can get around to it.

    Yes, please take that as an arrogant challenge and do it yourself and prove me wrong! I love the taste of crow!

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    Essentially four sg90 servos and some perspex. Any plans anywhere?

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    Get the Sloth-Bot kit for $42 if you order directly from https://www.sunfounder.com/diy-4-dof-robot-kit.html . When you create an account, they email you a 30% discount code. Free ship, plus they take Paypal. I ordered one.

    You need to be logged in for the code to work.

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    Nice erco. That's £30 with discount code. Hmmm. srfo4 and 4 sg90 is £15 so £15 for the acrylic.
    Safe except the sg90 on my robot for us radar has been changed twice. Don't know why they failed and that's just a srf04 left and right.
    Coding would be hard unless there's source..in c++

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    Yep, still pricey for the kit, even after discount. Funny that you can buy the cute fully assembled Cubee robot for less: https://www.gearbest.com/rc-robot/pp_1257078.html

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    Looks a bit like the Otto bot. You can find him here: https://www.ottodiy.com
    Also have access to the design files so you can either print your own Otto or ask someone with a 3 printer to print it for you: https://www.ottodiy.com/#build-and-learn
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    Thanks, that's great, steliosm!

    I just saw that you are in Athens, what a great city! I ran the marathon there in 1999. I only know one other Greek roboticist, Nikos G. A very smart and enthusiastic teacher, you can find him at https://forums.parallax.com/profile/NikosG

    And do you know the guys at Muse Robotics? http://www.muserobotics.com/contact.html

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    The servo controller it uses is yet anotjher device to figure out. This python init..easier??? than c++
    https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit...685/PCA9685.py

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