I got word from our representative at Feetech that they recently upgraded to a better potentiometer for the FS90R servos that are used for the Hack-E-Bots. This should make the servo more stable and consistent for small movements. Now that our crowd funding has gone through, I will post more info […]
It was close, but we made it happen. We are glad to see that supporters from all over the world will be getting Hack-E-Bots and we can’t wait to see what projects people will do with them.
To make things easier for makers, Maker Spaces, and robotics groups, we now have a listing for some less expensive DIY kits and a new bulk package. These kits include all of the parts that are needed to build the Hack-E-Bot. However, you will have to do a bit more […]
This is a special edition Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) version of the Hack-E-Bot. It is made out of stained and varnished wood with many additional embellishments. However, this is not just a nice looking piece of art, it is a fully functional modular robot that can do […]
The original Hack-E-Bot kit was designed to start kids off with the Adafruit Trinket, a small Arduino chip, for use as the robots brain. The Trinket is quite powerful for it’s size but somewhat limiting for a robot. We have now decided to upgrade that brain to the Adafruit Trinket […]
I got some parts to try out for the Hack-E-Bot the other day. The mos significant mod that I am working on at the moment is the option for a rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery to replace the 4AA batteries.
We just got our first Adafruit Trinket Pro yesterday and have it all ready to test on the Hack-E-Bot. Unfortunately I have not had the time to program it yet, but this bot has a few other advanced mods from Adafruit as well. By using the more advanced Trinket Pro, […]
Today I gave a live demo of the Hack-E-Bot using only an Electric Imp as the brains so that it could be controlled over the internet. At least one person in the group downloaded the app I made and used it to move the Hack-E-Bot. Andy was controlling the bot […]
I will be showing off a Hack-E-Bot that has been outfitted with an Electric Imp today on the Adafruit Show and Tell, 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PST. To show off what it can do, I’m going to let anyone with an Android device control the robot live. All you need […]
Glenn Clevenger downloaded and cut out his own Hack-E-Bot chassis with a few modifications to add an Arduino Uno along with a Pololu line tracking sensor, 4 pin ultrasonic rangefinder, and a jumper cable to select a few program modes. This bot will do ultrasonic avoidance, line follower with ultrasonic stop, or edge detect. […]