DIY


I will be putting more information here on how to construct a Hack-E-Bot from scratch. For now, here is a complete parts list of everything used to make a Hack-E-Bot kit.

Though I do order most parts in bulk from China, I have made sure that all of these parts are available in smaller quantities from local online stores. A link to the online stores will be provided for each part.

The Basic Hack-E-Bot Kit

Electronics:

Connectors and Wires:

  • 1 × 270-Point Breadboard – Pololu.com
  • 1 × USB cable (A/MiniB) – Adafruit.com
  • 1 × Red 3″ M Premium Jumper Wire (this is a 6″ M-M wire cut in half)* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Black 3″ M Premium Jumper Wire (this is a 6″ M-M wire cut in half)* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Red 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Black 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Green 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Blue 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
  • 1 × 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×4-Pin – Pololu.com
  • 12 × 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×1-Pin – Pololu.com
  • 6 × Male Crimp Pins for 0.1″ Housings – Pololu.com
  • 1 × Small Heat shrink – Radioshack.com
  • 1 × Medium Heat shrink – Radioshack.com

Other Hardware:

  • 1 × 1/2″ Metal Ball Caster – Pololu.com
  • 2 × Medium size Zip-ties* – HomeDepot.com
  • 1 × Velcro Sticky-Back Squares* (cut in half) – Joann.com
  • 1 × Bicycle Tire Tube 700×18* (cut into two 0.5″ loops)

Laser Cut Chassis:

All chassis parts are cut from a 8″ x 10″ piece of 0.118mm Acrylic (or plywood) – Tap Plastics

  • 1 x Top Disk
  • 1 x Bottom Disk
  • 2 x Wheels
  • 2 x Servo brackets
  • 2 x Battery braces ( small rectangular pieces)
  • 2 x Small vertical spacer
  • 1 x Large vertical spacer

Extra Sonar Sensor

  • Sensor
  • Wire harness:
    • 1 × Red 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
    • 1 × Black 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
    • 1 × Green 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
    • 1 × Blue 6″ M-F Premium Jumper Wire* – Pololu.com
    • 1 × 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×4-Pin – Pololu.com
    • 4 × 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×1-Pin – Pololu.com

Line sensor

  • Front wheel:
    • 1 x Ball Caster with 1/2″ Metal Ball from Pololu.com
  • Wire harness:
    • 1 x Black Male – Female
    • 1 x Red Male – Female
    • 3 x Purple Male – Female
    • 5 x 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×1-Pin from Pololu.com
    • 1 x 0.1″ (2.54mm) Crimp Connector Housing: 1×5-Pin from Pololu.com
  • Sensor platform:
    • 2 x Machine Screw: #2-56, 5/16″ Length, Phillips from Pololu.com
    • 2 x Aluminum Standoff: 1/4″ Length, 2-56 Thread, M-F (4-Pack)
    • 2 x Machine Hex Nut: #2-56 from Pololu.com
    • 1 x QTR-3A Reflectance Sensor Array

 

Tools:

  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Wire strippers
  • Crimping Tool: 0.1-1.0 mm² Capacity, 16-28 AWG – Pololu.com
  • Scissors
  • Small Fillips head screwdriver
  • Heat gun or lighter (for the heat shrink)
  • Hot glue gun

* This item is typically sold in bulk, though only a few of them are needed.