BEAM Robot beginner needs advice
January 2, 2013
Hello, I have decided to build a BEAM robot as my first entry into robot making. I find them really fascinating, however I am a complete beginner. I have been looking into these two schematics as a first build: http://makeprojects.com/Project/Trimet-Solar-BEAM-Top/99/1#.UOTXjOTBF8F and http://www.robotshop.com/gorobotics/articles/robots/how-to-build-a-beam-trimet .
I was wondering If anyone could recommend a good online source for parts, or any other interesting builds that would be suited for a beginner. I am also interested in building a photovore, but have yet to find a good schematic. I know the parts could all be found at solarbotics.com but the shipping seems really expensive. Would some of the solar panels from http://futurlec.com/Solar_Cell.shtml work well with these builds?
Any advice is appreciated, thanks !