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The Antbot

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The Antbot by spiritplumber Apr 22, 2014
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This is the original Android robot platform from 2010, now fully open sourced. Contact me for electronics schematics. Will work with a Picaxe, Arduino, Propeller or MSP430 microcontroller. The motors are a Tamiya 70168 twin gearbox kit.

You can make a battery out of two laptop battery cells, and it'll fit right past the motor. Four AA cells will also fit.

Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Spiritplumber

Android app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=re.anywhere.client

Video of this particular Antbot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqrzer7aG-c&feature=youtu.be (Credit to Ahmet Oguz)

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how do the tracks hold up? Made in ABS? or something more exotic?

The tracks are ABS, everything else can be either ABS or PLA. This is not a very fast robot, so they will hold up. You can also use Tamiya tracks, just use the large roller on the driving wheels, and the small roller on the lower hole in the back for the idlers.