Purchasing supplies is becoming a project of its own...
July 27, 2011
When I say I am an absolute beginner, that is what I mean. I have been reading up on robot building, but I am a hands on type person, so I want to start building as well. Obviously safety is key, I don't plan on doing/trying anything that I don't understand.
My biggest challenge so far is getting the parts. There seem to be a ton of online retailers for electronics, and I feel like I keep starting to fill up a cart, and then finding a better site, doing it all over, etc. Money is a huge factor for me, and I find myself drawn to grab bags and tool kits instead of buying individual items.
I would have no problem buying a few things now, read some of my book, buy more parts, and so on, except S&H costs and wait time factor into my desire to buy the basics all in one shot.
All this to ask: for someone who has a screwdriver and that's it, what should I get to cover an initial project or two? More importantly, where??
Again, I am the noobiest of noobs when it comes to building robots, so I apologize for this question. But after hours of research, I am still scratching my head. Electronix Express seemed like a great site, until I read some pretty shoddy reviews. I appreciate any suggestions
Thanks so much