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Building a BOT Part 1 (the robot basics) to get the motors running

The Insect Robotics Group at Edinburgh University published a partly defunct plan  (No sources and incomplete building instructions) to build an ANTBOT.  I thought I nevertheless give it a go and see where I end up. The whole guide is practical and not intended to communicate endless theory that can be found elsewhere. What we want to achieve here are the minimal requirements to get the robot chassis going.

I ordered a Dagu Rover 5  (4 motors and 4 encoders) a Dagu – 4 Channel DC Motor Controller with Encoder Support and a Arduino MEGA 2560 Rev3.
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