Links to Parts and Tools for the World's Most Simple Robot
The fastest way to get a head start on building the worlds most simple robot is to use the parts that I used. Below I include links to the exact parts I used. The tools I list are a mix of ones I use and some that I would buy if I were just starting out- namely the soldering iron. I have some pretty expensive tools and I wanted this to be an affordable project for someone new to building. The soldering iron I actually use is a Weller Soldering Station.
Screwdriver - for assembling robot chassis kit if using. The kit uses nuts as well so pliers or a socket wrench set may also be helpful but you can get away with using your fingers and/or the needlenose pliers I recommend below.
Needlenose pliers, forceps or tweezers
Wire stripper (you can substitute scissors, but you may end up hating yourself)
Soldering iron (optional/ some skill required, note: the one I link here is not great quality but makes sense for entry-level because it’s very inexpensive)
Solder (optional/ soldering iron and ability required)
Lighter (Get a bic lighter if you are using heatshrink but you don’t have a heat-gun. This is a considerably less expensive option if you’ve never used heat tubing shrink before and want to try it out without committing to new tools)
Parts I Used
1x - 4 AA battery holder
4x - AA Batteries
1x - Power switch (optional - to keep down costs, I will explain how to make do without this in the guide)
2x - paper clips for extending whiskers
heat shrink tubing for making whiskers more tidy (optional)