Let's Make Robots is the biggest robot hobbyist website in the world and I am proud to be an Elder Member there. From the beginning, LMR has featured the "Start Here" robot, featuring very simple assembly and basic operation. It has been a great platform for many budding robot folks to get started in the robot building world.
Here at Rocket Brand Studios, we took this basic "Start Here" concept and modified our already popular Tadpole kit to be a bit more like the original Start Here Robot. This is a great beginner's platform and able to teach you all the basic parts and concepts of a hobby robot. These lessons, once learned, will translate easily to bigger robots and more complex robots in the future.
This Instructable is for the assembly of the Let's Make Robots Start Here Tadpole. If you are building the Tadpole or the Tadpole Educational kit, you should be using the instructions found here
. As we go along, I will mention when different accessories can be added, but will not get into too much detail. If you would like additional information on each accessory, please visit its product page at Rocket Brand Studios.
**It should be noted: The Tadpole is constantly being improved. You may notice slight variations between the photos here and the parts you have. Don't get too stuck on this and I promise nothing will be confusing.