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Robots to Build & Experiment are made for hobbyists, professionals, educators, and anyone else interested in building and studying robots. We have a huge selection of parts and robot kits, great educational sets and all the books, tools and equipment necessary.


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  • Arduino Starter Kit
    A great starting point
    Review by Sarah
    My husband was thrilled to receive the Arduino starter kit as a birthday gift. He built some projects in the book right away and has been coming up with all sorts of plans for his own. It's a great launching point.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Arduino Uno USB Microcontroller Rev 3
    Very great micro controller
    Review by Alain
    The greatest micro controller for the price
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Single Relay Board
    Great Product
    Review by Alain
    This relay work very well
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Pololu 37D mm Metal Gearmotor Bracket (Pair)
    Worked like a dream
    Review by Matthew
    I love it when something works really well. This worked perfectly in my application and was very stable. My only gripe was with the motor in that it did not allow me to use the second one at the back of the motor for more stability but thats the motors problem.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Sabertooth Dual 5A 6V-18V Regenerative Motor Driver
    Pricy but good...
    Review by Matthew
    For My application I would have been happy with half the wattage and (half the price) but I certainly can see the benefits of this device. It was simple to connect and configure. It retained the torque even at slow speeds. It completed my application in one go. I would recommend it for any project requiring maximum torque at two motors.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
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Robot Construction Kits

Posted on April 23, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.

Robot Construction Kits can be distinguished from normal robot kits since they use modular parts and allow you to assemble different robots using the same parts. A robot kit on the other hand only allows you to build one robot. Robot construction kits are a great investment because they tend to include everything you need [...]
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The 2013 Robot Christmas Gift Guide!

Posted on November 21, 2013

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Entertainment, Pet Care, Toys, Vacuum.

Christmas season is just around the corner, and it’s time to send Santa your gift list. Why not select robotic gifts to help with household chores, to play, to build or even to experiment with. Here’s our top suggestions for robotic gifts for 2013. We’ve featured 10 great ideas that will make excellent gifts for [...]
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RobotShop Unveils the 5th Generation of It’s Web Platform, Launches new Robot App Store

Posted on October 26, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under RobotShop.

In its 10th anniversary, at RobotShop we are very excited to unveil the 5th major upgrade to our web presence. Not only the user interface was refreshed and made compatible with the latest web standards, the catalogue browsing, and the search engine has been improved to make it more convenient to find the robots and [...]
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An Indepth Look of FlowBotics Studio V2

Posted on May 30, 2013

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Software and Apps, Tutorials.

What is FlowBotics Studio? FlowBotics Studio is a new robotics software development platform: it boasts the powerful FlowStone graphical programming language, and includes many demo robotics projects to get you started.  It can be used to control just about any robotics platform, data acquisition board, motor controller, servo board, sound card, or webcam. FlowBotics Studio [...]
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RobotShop and DSPRobotics to Re-engineer FlowBotics Studio

Posted on January 22, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop.

We announced today our strategic partnership with DSPRobotics. We aim to develop a new version of Flowbotics Studio that will no only include several sample programs for driving Lynxmotion kits, but also will allow roboticists to use the full power of the FlowStone visual language to program robotic behaviours. RobotShop announced today that they have [...]
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... many of the different designs. To me, it is hard to say any is the ... are nice setups to do lots of experimenting with. My first hexapod ... later reused the C leg parts to build a second round one, which later ... correctly. T-Hex: Of the Oval robots, I think this one is the most ...
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... always be tradeoffs. I have tried to keep the same form factor as Lynxmotion ... the chassis of the existing robots. For many of the robots, this ... is no spare room. When we were experimenting with the BotBoarduino ... with. If I can ever afford to build a walking robot, the T-Hex is ...
2014-02-13 21:04 by linuxguy
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... for a new project that I plan to undertake :D (<-- one of the things ... I've done RC rovers, autonomous robots and designed and built a couple ... describe a bit what I'd like to build. Stand.jpg So, obviously it's ... At the moment, I do not plan to experiment with TA, which will most ...
2011-03-23 23:13 by Marcham
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... robot made out of Lynxmotion erector set pieces. I had a number of 1/4 ... really inspired by innerbreed's robots and I wanted to try to build a quad with the legs under the robot ... have made it possible for me to experiment and reuse parts. I just put ...
2011-02-22 18:44 by georgeecollins
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... OK? I know :lol: Later I may try to build something that looks like a target ... conflict in fixed IP address. More to experiment with. Of course it could just ... Also communication between the robots (DIY controller, master robot, slave ...
2010-06-22 10:25 by kurte
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... especially when I converted it to Xbee. There are still many things ... advantage. You could even switch robots back and forth on the fly this ... control. Might also be fun to build a version that you can plug in ... SparkFun that might be a way to experiment at a reasonable cost. I ...
2010-05-31 12:08 by linuxguy
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... You could use these components to build a high-speed robot but keep in mind ... to use slower gear motors in their robots for slower top speeds but higher ... PWM signals so you'll need to experiment to see where this lies. For ...
2010-01-27 00:44 by tobor
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... the XBee stuff. I am first trying to get the basics to work well and ... an Xbee module to the different robots instead of the RC receivers. ... I want to work on with this experimenting is to how to pair robots/remotes. ... and that Nathan made fixes for in build 1.0.0.12? But this does eat ...
2009-09-14 10:38 by kurte
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... I am currently using HSERIAL to do the XBEE on both ends. Ran into ... currently 9600 - Also want to experiment with only sending when data changes 2) Take Test program and build receiver into robot 3) Experiment ... the XBEE space and see which robots can be controlled and then configure ...
2009-09-08 10:27 by kurte
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Hey Everybody, I'm new to the forum as well as to bi-ped robots in general. I have experience with ... systems. I've always wanted to build a bi-pedal robot. Now seems like a ... of building a BRAT also, so I can experiment with bipeds. The BRAT is the ...
2007-01-22 13:11 by linuxguy
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... would be a benefit other than to decrease the cost and weight of ... also serve as a prototype and experimental platform. It will only ... I want to experiment with hybrid robots. Another reason is an octapod ... Lastly, it's just what I want to build. It's interesting to me. :D I ...
2006-11-19 14:18 by linuxguy
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... first or did you just buy the kit to start off? I didn't start out with ... I wanted to get a robot to experiment with as fast as I could so I would have something while I build a larger project long term Lynxmotion ... with pictures. The Walk 'N Roll robots will likely be a 2 to 3 year ...
2006-11-03 14:16 by linuxguy
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