Ask anyone who’s built a robot using an Arduino and they’ll tell you it’s a lot of work. You’ll need a motorshield, sensors, servos, and a host of other items to put one together, then you’ll have to spend a lot of time coding. Want something complex like motion tracking or voice recognition? Unless there’s some code you can parse or very well written libraries, it’s going to take hours of programming to get things working the way you want.
That’s what I love about the EZ-Robot Complete Kit (available in the Maker Shed.) Using the items included in the box you can build a fully functioning, interactive robot in an afternoon with no coding experience whatsoever. All you need is an idea, a Bluetooth equipped Windows PC, something like an old toy to house the electronics, and a hot glue gun. Simply assemble your bot, load up the EZ-Builder software, and bring your creation to life! Experienced coders can download the EZ-Builder SDK for even more functionality. I highly recommend this kit to anyone interested in building robots, animatronics, and interactive displays. Check the product page to see all the details!