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1. Project: Drawbot > Parts List

Parts List

While not as complicated as other models, the Drawbot packs a lot of detail into a small package. Let’s go over what you’ll need to create the robot.

Tools & Electronics

  • Arduino Uno

  • Bricktronics Shield (see Figure 1-3 and the INTRODUCING BRICKTRONICS sidebar)

  • Several #2, 0.25″ wood screws

  • 2.1 mm DC Plug (we used CP3-1000-ND from Digi-Key)

  • Battery pack (We used Mouser P/N 12BH361A-6R)

  • Bricktronics mounting plates (see the ATTACHING THE ARDUINO & BATTERY PACK sidebar)

  • Clothespin, the standard wooden kind with a spring

  • Marking pen

  • One 8-32, 1.5″ machine screw with washer and nut

INTRODUCING BRICKTRONICS

What is Bricktronics? When the three of us began working on the book, we immediately realized we’d need something to interface between the Arduino and the Mindstorms motors and sensors. Early on we experimented with breadboarding up a small interface circuit, and figured out how to add Arduino-compatible plugs onto the ends of the Mindstorms wires, but ultimately it made more sense to build our own shield. The result is the Bricktronics Shield!


  

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