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Building robots is easy if you have the right parts. This Make: Project shows you how using readily available items from the Maker Shed. All you need is a 4WD platform, a motor shield, a PING))) sensor, and an Arduino Uno. Put everything together, load the code, and you’ll have a great robot platform to build from. Good job Nick!


Build your own Arduino Controlled Robot!

Michael Castor

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

  • Anonymous

    The first Arduino robot I made was with the DFRobot 2WD instead of the 4WD platform.  I didn’t think the 4WD would be able to turn that well.    The reason why it does is because the wheels themselves to not ‘grip’ very well.   They are rather slippery.   This is great for turning…. but terrible for climbing up an incline.

  • Anonymous

    I made a similar robot using the Dagu Rover 5 chassis.

  • mo

    This project used to have detailed instructions on how to build this robot. Where are those instructions? Can they be re-posted??

  • sebastian

    I don’t find the instructions, where should I click?