Twenty Dollars, Twenty Minutes, Build a Bot.
The 2020 Bot is an inexpensive and easy to build robot project. It makes a great first robot, or an excellent group project for your for your maker space, class, or camp.
The parts can be found online and at your local craft store, and will cost around $20. Starting from scratch and depending on your experience level, the entire build process may take over an hour.
For a group project, a few preparatory steps can bring the build time down close to twenty minutes. Purchasing parts in bulk will also lower the per robot price point.
The chassis of the 2020 Bot is built out of foam board using double sided tape. Other than some scissors and a hobby knife, no special tools are needed to customize the 2020 Bot or build a completely different robot. Re-use the electronics and experiment!
The controller of the 2020 Bot is an Arduino Nano, which means the entire world of Arduino compatible libraries and examples can be used to learn about programming. Plus, there are plenty more Arduino compatible modules and devices you can add to your 2020 Bot.
Want to get started? The best place to start are the step-by-step instructions at Instructables (http://www.instructables.com/id/2020-Bot/)
Need a head start finding parts? This Amazon Store (http://astore.amazon.com/2020bot-20) contains links to items that have been purchased to build 2020 Bots.
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