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Robot kit suggestion

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.

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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.

Just bought the medium tank kit from Rocket Brand!
You can get great intermediate Arduino based kits from several suppliers listed under the "Shop" tab, including Robot-X, Dagu (through several different channels) and Rocket Brand Studios among others. I don't think Jaktek offers any full kits, but he's the go-to guy on PicAxe (though I think RocketBrand does PicAxe versions of some of their kits too.) support the home team!

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.