Arduino Controlled Servo Robot (SERB) using arduino
What to do with your SERB?
- Fully programmable using an Arduino Duemilanove micro-controller (or another micro-controller of your choosing).
- No need to solder.
- Choice of cutting options for acrylic pieces. (scroll saw, access to a laser cutter, purchasing pre-cut pieces)
- Easily expandable and modifiable with extra bolt holes and included breadboard.
- Dual ball bearing rear wheel.
- Up and running in 1-2 hours. (from kit)
- Open source design (build as many as you like)
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Note: Source files are available on a parallel Instructable (Source Files For) – How to Make an Arduino Controlled Servo Robot – (SERB)
Step 1: Parts & Tools
All bolts can be found at your local Home Depot. The other parts can be found online (I have included a link to my favorite source for each).
A bundle containing all hardware items can be purchased at oomlout.com’s store ( here ) ($120)
Nuts and Bolts:
- 3mm x 15mm bolt (x20)
- 3mm x 10mm bolt (x12)
- 3mm nut (x34)
- 3mm washer (x12)
- 8mm x 25mm bolt (x2)
- 8mm nut (x2)
- Skate Bearings (x2) ( VXB ) (these are standard skate bearings so they can be salvaged from a pair of roller-blades or a skateboard)
- Arduino Duemilanove (x1) ( Maker Shed )
- Continuous Rotation Servo (x2) ( Parallax )
- 400 Contact Breadboard (x1) ( All Electronics) )
- Quad AA Battery Box (x1) ( All Electronics )
- 9V Battery Clip (x1) ( All Electronics )
- 2.1 mm Plug (x1) ( All Electronics )
- 3 pin header (x2) ( All Electronics )
- A-B USB Cable – Printer Style (x1) ( All Electronics ) (not included in kit)
- AA Battery (x4) (not included in kit)
- 9v Battery (x1) (not included in kit)
(all wire is 22 AWG solid I purchase mine through McMaster-Carr )
- 15 cm Purple (x2)
- 15 cm Black (x1)
- 5 cm Black (x2)
- 5 cm Red (x2)
- Screwdriver (x1) (Philips)
- Needle-nose Pliers (x1)
Step 2: Cutting Pieces
Please chose which steps to follow based on the cutting option you have chosen.
Option 1 (Purchasing Pre-cut Parts)
- Purchase a pre-cut chassis from oomlout.com’s store ( here ) ($60 including shipping to the USA and Canada)
Option 2 (Digital Manufacturing (ie. Ponoko ) / Access to a Laser Cutter)
- Download the laser cutter layout ( “03 SERB Ponoko Cutting Layout P2.eps” or “03-(SERB)-Ponoko Cutting Layout (P2).cdr” )
- Cut the files using Ponoko or on your own Laser Cutter (using 3mm, .118″ acrylic (sometimes sold as .125″)
- Download and print the PDF pattern (please choose the file corresponding to your paper size) 03-(SERB)-ScrollSaw Pattern (letter).pdf 03-(SERB)-ScrollSaw Pattern (A4).pdf(it is important to not scale the drawing while printing)
- Measure the ruler on the printout against a ruler you trust, if they do not match the pattern has been scaled and you need to look at your printer settings before reprinting. If they do match up, onwards.
- Glue the pattern to the acrylic sheet (3mm, .118″ (sometimes sold as .125″).
- Drill holes.
- Cutout pieces using a scroll saw
For more detail: Arduino Controlled Servo Robot (SERB)