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The Best of Instructables Volume I by The editors at MAKE magazine and Instructables.com

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How to Build Your First Robot

Build a full programmable robot in a few hours for under $100 By Frits Lyneborg, aka “fritsl”

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Figure A: Look, it’s your first robot. Isn’t he cute?

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Figure B: The PICAXE-28X1 Starter Pack

This is a walkthrough of how to build a programmable, autonomous (i.e., not remote-controlled, not strictly pre-programmed, but reacting to its surroundings) robot in a few hours. It’s surprisingly easy and doesn’t involve advanced knowledge of electronics to get started. You will have to stay focused as we cover the basics here ...

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