June 14, 2013

Build a seed-spreading robot

 If you're interested in advanced lawn care, but not interested in walking around spreading seeds - make a robot to do it for you. Sounds crazy but it can be done by following the instructions by Randy Sarafan. By adding a seed hopper to a tank chassis with some custom-made parts and an Arduino, an intelligent robot that can be programmed with direction and object avoidance is the result. This type of project could also lend itself to fertiliser or just having fun in the yard. 

No matter what you do it's completely documented so you can recreate it yourself. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you'd like to learn about Arduino - but not sure how to start - then the best way to learn is with our Experimenter's Kit for Arduino:

The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! 

So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.

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