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introduction | platform | motors | batteries | third 'wheel' | second level
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SmallBot

What is SmallBot?
SmallBot is a small 2 level robot with an on-board computer. It's ease of construction and flexibility makes it an ideal robot for anyone wanting a small robot - from robotics novice to robotics genius!

If you have built or are building the SmallBot - please email me. I'd love to hear about it!

The micro-controller (brain) used by SmallBot is the Basic Stamp II (manufactured by, and available from Parallax Inc.) You don't have to use the stamp for your SmallBot, but I specify it, to help guide you through the process of building the robot. I decided on the stamp because it seems to be one of the most widely-used processors - for many reasons, including the simplicity of use. Also, I was curious to find out what the Basic Stamp is all about.

To understand more about the stamp, and the implementation thereof, I suggest getting Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp Computer. This is *the* book to get if you're wanting to use the Basic Stamp (1 or 2.) It has 12 complete projects and teaches you everything you need to know about interfacing with the Basic Stamp. This is also the book I'm using - it's definitely worth getting. Click on the link to order it online through Amazon.com.

Now that you know a little about SmallBot, on to the plans!! On each page, you will see a series of links like those below. These will appear on the top and bottom of each SmallBot construction page. Use these links to navigate through the plans. When building SmallBot, you must go through these steps in order of platform, motors, batteries, third 'wheel', and second level or you may end up getting stuck or end up with a really wonky 'bot. Enjoy!

introduction | platform | motors | batteries | third 'wheel' | second level
computer | sensors | interfacing | programming | parts & suppliers





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