Tiny Wanderer Kit, $160
The Tiny Wanderer from MAKE is another great entry-level kit for someone getting serious about building bots. The Tiny was originally developed by the Dallas Personal Robotics Group as a training robot. It uses the AVR ATTiny microprocessor as its brain and employs “state machines” (a key concept to understand in simple behavior-based robotics) to orchestrate its behavior. It makes a great line-following or edge-detecting robot.
We also sell a Tiny Wanderer Parts Pack ($99) for those who’d rather build their own platform.