Links to Parts and Tools for the World's Most Simple Robot

This is a spread of all of the parts I used to build the World's Most Simple Robot

This is a spread of all of the parts I used to build the World's Most Simple Robot

The fastest way to get a head start on building the worlds most simple robot is to use the parts that I used. Below I include links to the exact parts I used. The tools I list are a mix of ones I use and some that I would buy if I were just starting out- namely the soldering iron. I have some pretty expensive tools and I wanted this to be an affordable project for someone new to building. The soldering iron I actually use is a Weller Soldering Station.

Recommended Tools

Screwdriver - for assembling robot chassis kit if using. The kit uses nuts as well so pliers or a socket wrench set may also be helpful but you can get away with using your fingers and/or the needlenose pliers I recommend below.

Needlenose pliers, forceps or tweezers

Wire stripper (you can substitute scissors, but you may end up hating yourself)

Soldering iron (optional/ some skill required, note: the one I link here is not great quality but makes sense for entry-level because it’s very inexpensive)

Solder (optional/ soldering iron and ability required)

Hot glue gun

Lighter (Get a bic lighter if you are using heatshrink but you don’t have a heat-gun. This is a considerably less expensive option if you’ve never used heat tubing shrink before and want to try it out without committing to new tools)

Parts I Used

1x - 400 tie point breadboard 

1x - 2 Wheel Drive Robot Chassis Kit

2x - SPDT Microlever Switch 

1x - Male to Male Jumper Leads 40 pack 

1x - 4 AA battery holder 

4x - AA Batteries 

1x - Power switch (optional - to keep down costs, I will explain how to make do without this in the guide) 

2x - paper clips for extending whiskers

heat shrink tubing for making whiskers more tidy (optional)

 

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