|| Materials needed for a CrabBot. ||

The accompanying list consists of all the purchased materials used to assemble each bot. While some items were purchased per bot, like resistors/capacitors, other items were purchased in bulk to support the assembly of multiple pats. While the parts listed are the minimal amount needed, we recommend purchasing additional ICs (Accelerometer, Mux, Motor Controller) due to their difficulty to solder. If you intend to build a swarm, the price per bot will decrease because of bulk pricing savings.

If the price per bot is too much for your swarm project, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to make the pricing more manageable.

  • Take apart old laptop batteries to gather a collection of 18650 cells.
  • Use single-colored blue and red LEDs
  • Use an existing Arduino to program boards