I have hat kit as well!!
I spent the entire spring designing a quadraped that would be easy to steer and with max four motors. But ended up with the conclusion that making it with six legs with circular motion. With only two motors -and running the front and back leg on one side paralell, while the middle leg on the same side ran 180 degrees out of sync. That would make it stable in any position and easy to controll with simple tank style steering.
I am not ashamed of my pride when I thought "Hahah! I've invinted a whole new kind of legged locomotion. Now I only need to test if it works in the real world as well..
So, I had a shoppinglist for solarbotics and some lexan for the body waiting in the car, and stopped buy the electronics shop to buy some more solder, a grab bag of wires and some leds. And while waiting in line I let my eyes wander. -And saw that kit. #¤%&!!!! -and some $££¤# too!!! Someone had stolen my idea! And had been selling it as a kit for ages!!
So of course I bought it, and got my theory confirmed: It works like a charm... I never bothered to assemble the "brain" of the kit, but I think it was either a light-seeker or light avoider.
Don't throw that kit away. You could probably use it as a base for both the "Start here" and Little8. Thats at least a thought I've played with..
I think it looks great. I hope you felt that little tingle of pride and accomplishment when you fired it up for the first time. For your next bot you should try fritz's "My First Robot" tutorial. Just click on the "Start Here" link at the top of the page.
cool beans its a kit i guess. looks good, if you stare at the photos for a while. but other than that its great. vid please!