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Build your own BurgerBot

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Learn how to build and program Burgerbot, a robot that can move around and avoid objects using a range finder.

By Kevin McAleer,    2 Minutes

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Welcome to build your own burgerbot course

Welcome to this course on building and programming Burgerbot!

Burgerbot is a fun and engaging robot that can move around and avoid objects using a range finder.

In this course, you will learn step by step how to assemble the parts of Burgerbot, including the Pico lipo shim, motor holders, range finder, and more. You will also learn how to get the code and load it onto the robot using MicroPython.

The course will cover basic movement and using the range finder to avoid objects. You will also learn how to add a pen to your robot to enable it to draw, as well as how to use a line following module and swap out the range finder for a camera. By the end of this course, you will have a fully functional Burgerbot that you can program to move and interact with its environment in creative ways. So let’s get started!

What you’ll need

Below is a list of parts with links - if you do some research you may be able to find the parts much cheaper.

Part Description Qty Price
Ultrasonic Range Finder Measures distance using sound waves 1 £6.90
Motor SHIM for Pico Drives the motors 1 £9.60
LiPo SHIM for Pico Powers the robot via a LiPo battery 1 £7.50
Micro Metal Motors Moves the robot around 2 £5.46
Moon Buggy Tyres Provide grip and traction 1 £4.50
Galleon Battery 400mah hardcase LiPo Battery 1 £7.50
SG90 Servo (Optional) Moves the pen up and down 1 £1.99
M2 & M3 Nuts and bolts For securing the parts together 14x M3, 6x M2 Various
    Total £48.81

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