IR Obstacle Avoiding Robot using Pololu Tracks

My goal in this project was to create a smallish autonomous obstacle-avoiding robot on tank treads. After an exhaustive search online, I decided on the Pololu 30T tread set ( Since the price was so reasonable, I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as quality. But they have withstood the durability test of my 3 and 6 year-old kids!

You can find more information about the robot here:

Here’s another article where I outfitted it with a camera to see things from the robot’s perspective:

Thanks Pololu! I’m looking for another project to use these tread sets!


That’s a really cool project; thanks for sharing it! I’m glad your kids are entertained by it. We will be adding your Tiny Bot to our Community Projects page.

- Zeeshan