This is a special Maker Faire edition robot kit designed by Let's Make Robots and Rocket Brand Studios, and based on the PICAXE-08 Motor Driver Board.

The purpose of this robot kit is to give new robot makers access to a quick and simple robot that provides experience in all the basics of robot building. The kit is easy to assemble and program, and introduces the maker to basic construction technique, locomotion, and obstacle detection. Using this kit as a base, you can learn quickly and then adapt the design. Modify the program. Add different sensors. Experiment and learn.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Materials Tools
  • Wire strippers
  • Wire cutters
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Small flat-head screwdriver
  • Small Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needlenose pliers
  • fine toothed saw for cutting acrylic (or a laser cutter if you have one)
  • (optional) drill and small drill bit for cutting a mounting hole in your wheels if you make your own
ukkihs3 years ago
ponga da nengalum unga robotum.........
tell me there is any robot which costs Rs.500
ignoblegnome (author)  ukkihs3 years ago
There's this one:

Purchased in quantity, the parts for that robot cost me about $8 USD per robot, which is pretty close to 500 rupees. For a single robot, you might spend $10 USD.
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Very cool Andrew!!

If I can help with laser cutting, please let me know.
BTW, I've got a new 3DOF 6 legged walker kit I'd like to send you if you're up for it.

ignoblegnome (author)  propellerheadgeek3 years ago
Thanks, Doug. I sent you a private message to discuss.
RobotGrrl3 years ago
It's great that there will be 100 of these robots released into the wild at Maker Faire NY! :) Loved seeing the progress of this... rock on!
Kiteman3 years ago
Nice project, wish I could be there to make one with you.
norbizzle123 years ago
The video guy looks like Serj Tankian lol