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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 7. Robotics

The Photon’s small size and wireless connectivity makes it a great choice for robotics projects. In this chapter, you will learn how to use a Photon or Core with a PhoBot shield to control a small roving robot.

The robot is also fitted with an ultrasonic range finder module to help prevent it from bumping into things.

Project 14. Web Controlled Robot

This project makes use of a robot controller board called the PhoBot by MonkMakes. You may guess by the company name that I had something to do with the design of this product, which you can buy from Spark and other sources, see Appendix A.

The board is combined with a chassis kit that provides a base and gearmotors to drive the robot, as well as wheels and a battery pack.

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