The attraction of such a project with its strong mechanical content rests in the various constraints (precision, simplicity, reproducibility, elegance etc.); the designer of the kit has resolved these problems very well. For the beginner maker, the construction of this kit and the study of the solution adopted will be very enlightening.
This seems to me a great way to occupy a rainy February afternoon!
UnpackingThe kit is presented in a box of which the size and weight are mainly due to the mechanical components, carefully packed with the PMMA (usually called Plexiglass™ or Perspex™) panels for the chassis, mini servomotors, mini vibrating motors, an assortment of bolts, nuts, washers, pins, spacers, adhesive pads and finally a packet of fine sand. On the electronics side, there is an Arduino R3 board, an Elektor shield partially assembled (SMDs mounted), a real time clock (RTC) and connectors for the servos, a USB cable, a 230 V – 9 V power supply and a button cell battery.
Perfect presentation, but is there anything missing?