yoUr FirSt SKiPPy in MecCaNo...



Here's our easy photo guide to build SKiPPy RoBoT using Meccano strips.

Note that we use M3 engineering nuts and bolts to mount the hobby type servos to the chassis because the inch type hole spacing of Meccano is not a perfect fit with the metric hole spacing on the servos.







This is what the complete bot looks like once built up. Now you can add the top bits and make it look like WALL-E from the movie.

Have you seen the movie? Brilliant even for adults! There's even some brilliant satire there...



This is where you start. You will be able to find everything you need on this website...


I use M4 nuts and bolts 6mm long because they look great and are easy for kids to work with.



Not so hard, eh?



You will need to get the Meccano "thin strips" from Peter Matthews...



You have to tighten up the M3 screws to mount the servos together because they are not a perfect fit. Also, use washers...



Done...



Note the use of difficult to find Meccano thin strips. You can get them from our partners featured on this website...



Done...



Done...



Your kid will benefit immensely from the manual dexterity and intellectual stimulation that kids get at www.robotscience.co.za when they work with Meccano and SKiPPY...



There's no real benefit to a rotating castor wheel. See if you can figure out how to make it simpler...



Done...



Done...



Done...



These are the parts you need to make the top part that holds the motherboard...



Done...



Done...



Done...



Now it's time to fit the motherboard. Why don't you take a look at our "build a robot motherboard" training course in our training section? We've already helped a lot of kids young and old build theirs from scratch...



Done...



Please take time to read about how to use rechargeable batteries on this website...





For a SKiPPy Kit with everything you need contact Michael 082 962 2772.

Once you've built it please email us pictures.


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