In honor of our ELF VR Drone contest where you can win your own drone, I checked out some of the awesome robots on YouMagine. Rtheiss’ S.C.R.U.-F.E. is a “Simple C++ Robot with Ultrasonic-sensor” is a maze avoidance robot got printed when his, “two year old daughter fell in love with an old ultrasonic robot that I built in elementary school twenty five years ago. It’s missing parts and no longer works, but she has treated it with love since she was one year old.” “For her third birthday, I set out to make a sub $50 Robot with easily replaceable parts.”
“My daughter adores this Robot. She named him Scrufie” Rtheiss is a teacher and hopes that this great Arduino powered bot will help his school learn “C++ coding/programming and Robotics.” “The print time is about an hour for all five parts, requires 7 soldered connections (beginner level) and takes about 2 hours for a beginner to assemble.”
A lovely story and a great inexpensive bot for education! You can download the parts and look at the Bill of Materials here for this $50 bot.