Robot "ABC" in wood

Author avatarQuesnel jonathan | Last edit 9/12/2019 by Clementflipo

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You will learn how to build a small robot controlled by remote control. This robot is made of wood with an electronic board (arduino uno) and an extension of control for both motors. Video demo:
2 hour(s)
100 EUR (€)
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1x wooden board thickness 5mm (13/64 inch) - 610mm (2 ft 1/64 inch) - 407mm (1 ft 4 1/32 inch)

1x Arduino Uno

Product Code : RB-Ard-34

1x Green LED Strip Flexible

1x power supply battery (for LED strip)

2x Motors DC

1x Motor Shield

1x infrared sensor 1x Infrared Remote Control

2x battery holders (6 x 1,5 Volt LR6 batteries) (Arduino Uno main power supply)

4x Batteries 4,5Volts (2 pack mounted in parallel, each pack includes 2 4.5V batteries mounted in series) - (it makes a power supply under 9V for the power supply I paralleled to have a longer battery life )

8x M4 Nuts

8x Screw M4 - 50

4x M4 Spacer

1x swivel caster wheel


  • Tournevis Cruciforme
  • Clé Alen 1,5 mm (serrage des vis M3)
  • pince de serrage (maintenir les entretoises et écrous)

Step 1 - blueprint

Here are the plans of each piece to make the robot with dimension (in mm)

Downloading files:

To use a laser cutter see the list of FabLab to find the nearest to you:

Step 2 - Base

Let's start with the base by adding support with it's stack connected to the 3 green LEDs.

Take 4 screws M4 insert them in the 4 holes then fix 1 nut on each screws.

Step 3 - Bottom

Insert 4 M4 screws 50 mm with their nuts and spacers, then turn the assembly to secure the swivel caster wheel.

Step 4 - Assembly Base + Bottom

Assemble the base and the underside by screwing each screw.

Step 5 - Electronic

Attach the motor to the wooden sides.

Step 6 - Final assembly

Assemble the roundings and the sides with motor in the illustration seen in step 4.

Step 7 - Overview of the robot

Step 8 - Code

Voici le code à mettre dans le logiciel arduino.


Step 9 - Changes envisaged

Next evolution put an ultrasonic sensor for obstacle detection and avoidance and a line follower.