Time Required: 3-5 hours depending on experience
J-BOT Kit Jameco
Someone mentioned that Jameco needed a robotic mascot. I have always been a tinkerer, especially with radio-controlled electronics and so I volunteered for the chance to design and create the J-Bot. While this was my first autonomous robot build, I'm confident it won't be my last. We thought this would be a fun project to build.
Required tools and parts:
Jameco J-BOT Kit
11 AA batteries (5 for the motors and 6 for the Arduino, servo and sensor)
Long nose Pliers
Step 1: Building the 4 wheel drive platform
After soldering the wires to the motors, I suggest adding a drop of hot glue to the copper clips so the clips do not rip off because they are very fragile.
At this point it would be a good idea to label all the cables so you can identify them later. I decided to label them by using regular scotch tape. I labeled the two front motors "FL" and "FR" for front-left and front-right, as well as the back as "BR" and "BL" for back-right and back-left.