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By Ryan Slaugh

In this video I will show you the steps to building your own robot and talk a little about the programming it to move. I wanted to create a robotics platform that allowed me to modify things anytime I needed to.  I also wanted to build it with parts that I had around my shop already.

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The Hack-Bot on the move. Yes, the wheels are tuna fish cans with rubber bands for traction.

Combining these two goals, I came up with the Hack-Bot. Once complete, you can mix, match, change, and experiment all you want with the platform.

Please check out the video and click here for two Arduino sketch files I created for the project. The schematic is below.

See the full series here.

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Ryan Slaugh

Ryan Slaugh is a hardware and software engineer with over 15 years of experience designing and building different systems. While he has a few college degrees, his best training came from growing up on a farm and working with his father who was also an electrician. Ryan works regularly with woodworking, metal work, electronics, and software. Ryan also has a love of tools and collects as many as he can.


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