RedBot Assembly Guide

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The RedBot is robotic development platform capable of teaching basic robotics and sensor integration! Based on the SparkFun RedBoard and programmable in the Arduino environment, the RedBot has all the I/O you need to make a small robot in no time at all.

The assembled RedBot kit


This tutorial will cover how to install all the parts you received with your RedBot Kit, PLUS it will go over how to install a few extra parts NOT included with the kit. These parts include:

Again, you do not need these parts to assemble your RedBot, but they will be present throughout this guide. Please ignore any instances of said extra sensors should you not need to assemble them. Sections pertaining strictly to these extra parts will be marked with asterisks.

If you are installing one or all of these extras, you may also want to get a few more jumper wires.

Along with everything listed above, you will also need 4x AA batteries to power your RedBot.

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Before you go any further, you should probably make certain that you're familiar with the RedBot: