Librecad and nothing else other than using thingiverse parts.
Micro Motor Robot Chassis and Brackets
Q1: What could I learn from this?
A1: You will learn many things from this robot it is almost limitless. I am hoping to learn a little bit more about Arduino since I will be hoping to mount an Arduino uno to the robot along with motor drivers. You can also learn a lot from controlling motors and depending on what you use it for you can learn obstacle avoidance, self navigation, and more with robotics. The educational powers of this robot are limitless because you can do so much with the motors, encoders, sensors, and more. You don't even have to use the robot for anything I listed above. It is limitless.
Q2: How old is this robot's audience?
A2: Honestly I think the ages for the audience that should use the robot is 15.5 years of age and up. The reason 15.5 years of age is because I learned Arduino and robotics or at least the fundamentals of it when I was 15.5 years old and that was pretty young for someone with so much talent for his age. If I could have made a rover 5 at my age anyone at that age or higher can make this robot with the help of their imagination and curiosity.
Q3: How would I assemble this?
A3: To assemble the robot you are going to need m3 bolts of various sizes. This chassis only uses m3 bolt and m3 screws and nothing else other than m3 nuts. My apologies for those of you that need more specific details like what length of m3 bolts and screws. I honestly just used a bunch of parts in my basement that worked. Look at figure 1 to see where everything should go. Good luck!!!
Q4: How long should this take to build?
A4: Depending on your skill level it should take about half an hour to about two hours depending on what you are doing with it. If you are just assembling it it should take half an hour. The reason it is taking me so long is because I don't have all the materials yet to build it.
Q5: What skills will I need to make this?
A5: You are going to need some programming knowledge, electrical engineering knowledge, and obviously 3d Printing and laser cutting knowledge.
Q6: Where can I get those skills?
A6: Just to let you know this site has some of the programming skills and wiring diagrams you need.
Electrical experiences not a lot is needed but this website I find helpful majority of the time.
If you are in need of 3d printing skills I recommend this site.
I do not know any more than this. Very sorry if you need info for laser cutting but I had a friend laser cut this for me.
Q7: What subjects does this project incorporate?
A7: What I find interesting about robotics is that robots can include any subject imaginable it just requires some imagination and creativity. Robots include every subject just google search robots and your subject and you could be surprised.
Q8: Will more be posted?
A8: No. This is a functional robot.