Fancy building your very own basic robot the Multiplo open source robotics kit might be worth a more investigation as it provides everything you need to get started in robotics.
The Multiplo open source robotics kit includes a DuinoBot controller, 2 x gear motors, an IR remote (plus sensor), 2 x IR sensors, 2 x light sensors, mechanical parts, nuts and bolts, tools and USB cable and is available to purchase for $134.
Advancing on a little to the Building Kit which is available to purchase for $269, this includes everything featured in the Starter Kit, plus 2 x servos, an ultrasonic sensor, 2 x LED beacons, and mechanical parts such as gears and a gripper with touch sensor. Check out the video below to see what can be accomplished. Michael Castor from the MAKE website explains:
“Multiplo isn’t a robotics kit per-say; it’s asystem for building and learning robotics. It’s completely open-source – not only is the DuinoBot “brain” based on Arduino, all the components are freely downloadable as STLs for 3D printing from their website.”
The Multiplo open source robotics Kit requires just three AA rechargeable batteries and is Multiplo compatible, allowing you to expand it with extra parts, or even make your own custom creations. For more information on the new Multiplo open source robotics kit jump over to the MAKE website for details.