I've been interested in robotics for awhile and I just happened to stumble upon this website a week or so ago. After looking around I've become very interested in building the $50 robot and doing some of the upgrades. Which, of course, brings me to my questions.
I am serious about building robots, but I have never built one before. Meaning I have zero tools (no solder iron, etc) and no parts. Could someone recommend appropriate tools and a collection or extra parts that would be handy?
Based on the tutorials I read, I plan on buying a soldering set, a multimeter, a few servos from servocity, the $50 robot parts kit from CircuitGizmos, and a programmer from Mouser. I also want to get all of the parts required to do the "bonus" upgrades for $50 robot.
Words of wisdom, and advice about good soldering irons, multimeters, or parts to have would be very helpful! Thanks!