Microprocessor fun

Last winter as I wondered through the Internet, I stumbled upon The Society of Robots.  This website had gobs of information on building little robots and looked like fun.  As I read more I found their $50 dollar robot project and decided to try it.  I took an old iPhone box and used that as the body. I followed their electronics and programming sections to build a development board for the microprocessor.  It uses an Amtel ATmega8 chip that we run at 1Mhz and a handful of other parts (all under $30 or so). We had a fun time putting together a little robot that would turn away from light.  We then changed it to chase light.  It was a cool learning experience.


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