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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Arduino Robot July 3, 2013
Reviewer: Ray from El Cajon, CA United States  
1) Workmanship needs to be better for the price, one of the motors was loose and missing a screw (found it in the box).
2) Some of the connectors had to be straightened out.
3) The bottom shield is a joke, just paper.
4) There is NO info (papers or anything).

I also ordered the expansion kit.
I have not used anything yet, but there is NO mounting hardware of any kind, worth $100 ??

With all of that said I still gave it 3 stars because the boards seem very well made and open to a lot of options.

I have not used it yet but am looking forward to playing with it, after the batteries get charged.

All said and done I'm not sure it's worth the $375 I spent yet.

It should have come with more info and hardware for that price.

Will send a updated review after I play with it some.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Arrived in great shape. July 3, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Missoula, MT United States  
My robot was well put together and included a US power adapter.

Software (Windows 7/64 bit) and Arduino 1.0.5 seems to be less than stable and some Arduino software (like Servo.h) gets errors. I haven't been able to get a PING))) sensor to work, but I did get a Sharp IR Rangefinder to work fine  (minor code changes were needed).

Great robot. Software???

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  3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Great idea. Poor execution. June 17, 2013
Reviewer: Van from Houston, TX United States  
Received today (6-17-2013). Box was damaged.  Wheels were not mounted; found screws and pieces all over inside. Power adapter is for international use and will not work in domestic outlets.
Not sure if I'll be able to make it work or not at this point.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Arduino Robot June 15, 2013
Reviewer: Bruce Martin from Los Altos Hills, CA United States  
[updated 6/15]  This is a quick, initial review.  Order arrived in 3 days.  There were issues with build quality:
1. Unit was DOA on arrival.  After disassembly/reassembly of all cables, etc, it works.  I have not identified the original fault.
2. Power (wall wart) has an EU-spec wall plug - not US.  Required replacement.
3. Assembly is sloppy.   One motor/wheel assembly was not snapped into motor board, and several assembly screws were loose.   All easily fixed, but it required some modest disassembly/reassembly.
4. Battery holder attachment (rivet) to motor board is broken, leaving the holder unattached along one side.

Only #1 is critical, although I think it is reasonable to expect more from a $275 product.   On the positive side, the boards look great, the assembly instructions were clear and simple, and early programming works as expected.  I have high hopes for the robot as an instructional tool.

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