LAWNBOT400

Make an Arduino-controlled R/C lawn mower.

BY J.D. WARREN

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Photograph by Robert Rausch

I have always hated mowing the lawn. I was the guy who only mowed when the grass got to be 6" taller than the neighbors’ lawns — not because I don’t like my neighbors, but because mowing was such a pain. After being hit by one too many rocks, I decided I no longer wanted to stand behind a mower while cutting the grass. I also realized that if I got a riding mower, I’d still be right in the middle of all that dust and pollen.

I started thinking, what if I could mow the grass from the back deck, or even the computer? To handle my 1-acre backyard’s hills, ...

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