I just built the starter kit robot with success, however I don't think that I'm just going to be able to build robots from scratch now. Are there any intermediate kits I can buy that use picaxe and arduino? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
frankly if youve managed to build the SHR i think you are in the perfect position to build your own robot - its just a case of making sure you dont aim TOO high - eg an SHR with tank tracks or ultrasonic rather than IR detection.
good luck whatever you chose
I agree with Maxhirez. There are some great kits designed by LMRians. Check them out before you decide anything.
I sell the Start Here Robot kit at the current time. I always think this is a good place to start and not just because I sell them. I got started with the PICAXE because it has (for me) an easy to understand programming language. If you are familiar/comfortable with C/C++ it might be a good idea to look towards the Arduino camp for more ideas.