The R2Pv1-OmniBot1 a robot platform for beginners after learning how to make the miniFloppyBots

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The RoboGuts™ S.T.E.A.M. education program developing lessons, projects software for beginners to use to help them experiment, learn and create. The OmniBot1 is a small 20cm diameter 15cm tall three wheeled robot that can turn in place. The software developed for this project is for hobby radio remote control or autonomous control using an ultrasonic sensor and finally, simple directional instructions to perform a specified path.

The R2Pv1-OmniBot1 uses 703 Bytes code and eight plastic parts ... one is a 20cm laser cut acrylic plate, the rest are 3D printed for the wheel mounts and speaker mount.

R2Pv1-OmniRover1 UltraSonic Demo

As I get all my R2Pv1 part files tweaked to perfection they will be posted on the website with the various projects, the wiring diagrams and program code for each project along with all the beginner lessons and lesson programming code.


85mm Wheel for the R2Pv1-OmniBot1 robot kit.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 1.58 MB - 12/07/2016 at 23:50



Simple mounting bracket that can accommodate a Parallax PING, or a SRF-05 or HC-SR04 UltraSonic sensor.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 18.44 kB - 12/07/2016 at 23:48



The key bracket that connects the wheel servomotors to the base R2Pv1-OmniBot1 robotic platform.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 220.00 kB - 12/07/2016 at 23:47



Small speaker enclosure that is tacked down on top of mounting plate in a convenient position.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 57.89 kB - 12/07/2016 at 23:46



Main mounting plate that is laser cut from 3mm or thicker plastic or Finnply etc...

AutoCAD DXF - 608.98 kB - 12/07/2016 at 23:45


  • Laser Cutting v. 3D Printing

    Walt Perko07/24/2017 at 03:27 0 comments


    The main body plate is laser cut.  It only makes since but although I used 3mm thick acrylic plastic, the body plate could easily be cardboard.  I'm hoping to see somebody laser cutting body plates from regular 3mm thick cardboard ... maybe make two sheets but crossing the grain for added strength.  I don't know if those $100 laser cutters you find on eBay can do this.  Another interesting thing to try some day.  

  • Looking for Experimenters

    Walt Perko07/24/2017 at 03:24 0 comments


    I've done most of the initial work on this concept robot project.  Now I'd like to see others create software to have the robot perform specific tasks ... movements.  

    I hope when you have something interesting that you can visit my site and submit your project for publication;

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