[islandlabs] Project Idea, BEAM robots
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Mon Sep 15 11:24:29 EDT 2008
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On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Island Labs main mailing list <
list at islandlabs.org> wrote:
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> Hello all,
> I was thinking of conducting an interesting project, building a BEAM
> robots, aka 'photopoppers' or 'fred'. Its a simple solar powered robot
> tries to hone in on light. The design is very cool and innovative, and
> makes for
> a good beginner project. You can read more about these robots on these
> If there are enough interested parties (about 10) I can put together kits
> parts for these robots, the kits will cost about $10 (All money goes toward
> parts, I keep nothing.). Then we'd assemble these at one of the meetings.
> The project is a bit tricky to solder together but is not impossible for
> beginners. Build time estimate, somewhere around 1-3 hours.
> If you, or someone you know is interested in participating please reply and
> me how many kits you'd like to buy. If there is enough interest I'll buy
> all the
> parts and bring them to a future the meeting.
> Best Regards
> purchase list (quoted for 13 robots):
> Supplier: http://www.digikey.com/
> 2N3904TFCT-ND <http://www.digikey.com/2N3904TFCT-ND> $2.03
> 2N3906TFCT-ND $2.09 2n3906
> 67-1496-ND $17.56 green fled
> 493-1009-ND $4.42 3300uF
> 478-1865-ND $9 .22uF
> 3.3KH-ND $2 3.3k ohm
> 33KH-ND $2 33k ohm
> Supplier: http://www.goldmine-elec.com/
> motor $25-$37.25
> panel $45
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