Hi ya,

My birthday is coming up and I’d like to make some robot children.

I’ve already built myself a robot arm from a kit.

And now I’d like to play with some other stuff.

I’ve been looking at the Lego mindstorms kit. So far it’s winning because LEGO.

I’ve also looked at littlebits, less robotics but electronics in general but it seems expensive for what you get. But I like that it simplifies things. (Snap circuits seems like a decent alternative, but I’m a little beyond that.)

But if I’m looking for something decently easy, which I can take a part, and build something from it, and educational. What should I be looking at?

I have a Raspberry Pi, and a few Arduinos laying around.

Any tips or strategies for building my children who may or may not look like adorable spiders.