Adding bump sensors to your SERB

Arduino Robotics
Adding bump sensors to your SERB

If you’re lucky enough to own one of the SERB robot kits from Oomlout, you’ll likely be interested in this Instructable, which shows you how to add a simple touch-switch bump sensor to the front of your bot.

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Review: SERB Robot kit
SERB robot with Wii Nunchuck control

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Arduino Controlled Servo Robot Kit
Our Price: $175.00
The Arduino Controlled Servo Robot Kit, also know as SERB, is a great open source project that includes everything you need to begin experimenting with robots and Arduino microcontrollers. Just assemble the precision laser-cut parts and you are off and running, no additional hardware is needed. It even comes with a demo program pre-loaded onto the Arduino.

The SERB has a built in breadboard that sits on the top of the robot. This allows for easy access for additional sensors and electronics. It couldn’t be easier to prototype on the fly with this amazing robot.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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