A few years ago at my Maryland high school, I was given the assignment of building a robot with a partner. I remember using a block of wood, 1.5V motors, lots of wires and tubing, and my partner and myself each had a controller (wired) that required four C batteries and paper clips that we tapped to make the robot go a particular direction.
I cant remember the name of the challenge, or the company that provided the supplies.
Any other supply lists that you can provide as to how to build a robots from scratch would be GREAT.
Please, do not suggest robot kits. I want to do this from scratch.
You may have been referring to the NASA Robotics Challenge,
These websites may help: