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TurtleBot Arm Build on Make: Projects

In the Robot Roundup section of MAKE Volume 27, we featured the TurtleBot hobby platform as a great reasonably priced open source robotics kit. (Check out our review on page 77.) Now, the fine folks at TurtleBot are sharing project builds on our DIY wiki, Make: Projects. To date, there are eight TurtleBot projects, and there’s now a TurtleBot topic page nested under the Robotics category on the site.

Here’s a short video introducing TurtleBot:

And here are the tutorials available so far:
Add a Demo Button to Your TurtleBot
Wiring and Attaching an Arm to Your TurtleBot
Create Cables for the TurtleBot Power Board
Build a Pan and Tilt Head for your TurtleBot
Build an Arm for Your TurtleBot
Build Your Own TurtleBot: 2″ Standoff
Build Your Own TurtleBot: Plates
Build Your Own TurtleBot: Power and Sensor Board

Stay tuned for more!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Remember there was that program for the Apple][ where you typed in the coordinates to move the “turtle” around on the screen?

  2. Ryan says:

    I do remember that. I think the big one was called Logo I believe. :)

    If anyone is interested in a tutorial about how to program the roomba via its SCI interface, there is a good one here:

    http://www.robotappstore.com/Knowledge-Base/3-Serial-Port-Baud-Rate-Configuration/17.html

    Hope this helps someone!

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