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Beetle robot tutorial
Before starting, I suggest you to read the complete tutorials. This will greatly lower the chances of you making a mistake.

Tools
- soldering iron  (How to solder)
- electronic solder
- diagonal cutter
- Mini glue gun. If you don't have a glue gun you could just melt the glue stick with your soldering iron.
N.B: Always clean your soldering iron with a old clothe.

Components for the robot
- 2 small 1.5 Volts motors
- 2 small paperclips
- 2 big paperclips
- 2 batteries AAA or AA
- 1 battery holder AAA or AA
- 1 2 cm of heat shrink
- 1  wooden pearl  (for the caster)
- 1 meter of electric wire
- 2 Sub-mini lever SPDT switches
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Here are the serial numbers of the components and tools from RadioShack.
Component
Number


soldering iron 64-2067
electronic solder 64-006
diagonal cutter 64-2043
mini glue gun 64-8112
hot glue stick 64-8113
1.5 Volts motor 273-223
battery holder 270-398
SPDT switch 275-016


At Solarbotics you can find the dual AA battery holder and the Mabuchi motor. You can find these components at any good electronic store.

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