This Pool Racer project is built on the 3pi.

The Pololu 3pi robot is a complete, high-performance mobile platform featuring two micro metal gearmotors, five reflectance sensors, an 8×2 character LCD, a buzzer, and three user pushbuttons, all connected to a C-programmable ATmega168 microcontroller. Capable of speeds exceeding 3 feet per second, 3pi is a great first robot for ambitious beginners and a perfect second robot for those looking to move up from non-programmable or slower beginner robots.

Their resources section has a mess of good stuff, project ideas, info on motors and electricity, and some great customer projects.

Look like fun? Have you tried this system? Drop us a line in the comments, and send over some pictures and video to the MAKE Flickr pool.

In the Maker Shed:

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Pololu 3pi Robot