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KLC Special Robot Kit

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This Instructable is for anyone who attended my robot building workshop at Kaleidoscope Learning Center (KLC), or has bought one of the Rocket Brand Studios robot kits used in that workshop. It's a really nice pocket-sized programmable robot.

You can use this Instructable to assemble the kit from scratch, or as a reference to repair or modify your completed robot.

The laser cut chassis for the kit was beautifully designed by my good friend Chis at Rocket Brand Studios. However, you could make something similar yourself and use this Instructable as a guide. 
 
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Step 1: Getting Started

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If you take a look at the pictures included with this step, this is more-or-less what you should have gotten.
  • (1) PICAXE-08 Motor Driver Board
  • Plexiglass chassis parts
  • (2) Motors
  • (1) 3xAAA Battery Pack
  • Plastic Acorn Bolt and Nut (roller thing)
  • O-rings for wheels
  • Bag of screws and stuff
What you will need for assembly:
  • One small Phillips head screwdriver
  • One small flat head screwdriver

Step 2: Remove Protective Coating

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The plexiglass parts for this robot kit have a clear plastic sheet on each side which need to be removed before assembly. You can remove them all now or remove it as you go. Just don't forget to remove it from each side of the parts.

To remove the protective coating, you can use a fingernail (preferably your own) to get an edge started, and then simply peel it back.