Entry-level Arduino projects, while they can be educational, are often not all that exciting. Creating a traffic light traffic light good for learning programming, but once you do, its usefulness is over. timer timer — it’s great, but not everything is so exciting. Want to do something more fun? Try building an Arduino-controlled robot: here are eight options available.
Pololu Zumo Robot Kit ($100 + Arduino)
This kit comes with everything you need to build a programmable robot — you just need to add an Arduino! This is a crawler robotic platform that allows rolling on less smooth surfaces, as well as six infrared sensors to prevent collision with objects. Throw in a dozer blade, motors, a buzzer and a couple more sensors to keep the robot on the move and you have a great Arduino beginner project.
Pololu 3pi Robot Kit ($100)
The 3pi robot comes with its own microcontroller. And while it’s not technically an Arduino controller, the ATmega328 at the heart of the device is compatible with the Arduino development platform so you can practice Arduino programming. with this kit. It also includes an LCD screen so your robot can display messages! With LEDs, buzzer, reflection sensors and two independent motors, this is a great robot for both beginners and intermediate hobbyists.
MeArm Pocket Robotic Arm ($50 + Arduino)
Not all robots are tiny wheeled threats — there are plenty of other options! This robotic arm comes with a full acrylic frame and four servos; you just need a small screwdriver to assemble it and an Arduino to control it. You may need to do some experimentation and web searching to figure out the best way to program it, but you can check out Lifehacker’s article on building a manipulator to learn how to get started.
Feature-packed 4WD Robot Car ($47)
Although the description of this robot car on AliExpress is written in Russian, it still gets good reviews for being a fun, easy to operate and versatile little robot. The kit includes a car chassis, a sonar sensor to prevent accidents, a remote control to control the car, and an Arduino board, making it very useful for beginners to program microcontrollers.