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  • Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

    Can teams use homemade logic circuits instead of Lego controllers to control the minibot? If yes, what precautions must be implemented in the circuit (Fuses, Circuit breakers,...)?
    Thanks,
    Nishant

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    Re: Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

    if it only uses the parts that are legal for minibots, yes, if it uses anything else, no, as long as wires are an appropriate gauge, there are no rules about how you have to wire or program your minibot
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    • #3
      Re: Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

      Originally posted by Nishant View Post
      Can teams use homemade logic circuits instead of Lego controllers to control the minibot? If yes, what precautions must be implemented in the circuit (Fuses, Circuit breakers,...)?
      Thanks,
      Nishant
      How about electrical components from your neighborhood RadioShack/component distributor? These components are not specifically noted, but provide a learning experience that is inexpensive, and advantageous. (say a power transformer?)

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      • #4
        Re: Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

        Basically, I want to make a simple 15$ logic circuit instead of buying a 200$ controller set (Hitechnic DC controller + NXT + Support cables).

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        • #5
          Re: Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

          The list of parts for MINIBOTS in the manual are the only parts that may be used. Anything else, illegal.
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          • #6
            Re: Minibot Electronics-What is allowed

            While you don't need an NXT, just a couple of limit switches would be OK.

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