Startabots - Get Ready!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure that will transform you from newcomers to confident roboteers with the Startabot Building Guide. Get ready to delve into the exciting world of robotics as we guide you step by step through the process of creating Startabots – dynamic 8 oz competitive robots that bring the thrill of competition to the arena. Designed to score points by flipping opponents into pits, Startabots are fast, responsive, and brimming with engagement. These formidable bots belong to the new Safe8 weight class, allowing for flexible and easier builds, while still perfectly fitting the TurnaboX arenas. With safe batteries, a self-protecting servo, and Turnabot-world-class motors, you'll be equipped with all the tools you need to unleash your creativity and become a skilled roboteer. Get ready to embark on an electrifying journey into the world of Startabots, where learning and excitement collide.

Meet the Startabots!





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Adventures take prep:

Read the directions first!

In any adventure it always goes more smoothly if you read all the way through the guide first! If you can, you might want to print the .pdf so you can make notes and highlight steps you don't want to overlook. Often a later step clarifies an earlier step.


Safety First and Always!

If you are using Lipo batteries:

Lipo batteries can be VERY dangerous. Charging should ONLY be done in a Lipo bag or FAR from anything flammable.
Do NOT cut both wires of a battery at the same time. If you need to change connectors, cut one wire, install it in the new connector, then cut the other wire.

If a Lipo has sustained any damage or has “puffed” do NOT charge it. DISCARD it (safely and properly).

Lead :

Assume that ALL electronic
joints and components
have exposed lead
Do not lick any electronics.
Do not allow children or
pets to lick any electronics.
After anyone touches any
electronics, faces must not
be touched and hands
must be washed with soap,
particularly before eating.

Layout and sort your parts

Compare the parts that have been entrusted to you with the kit list. Check off each item before you begin.

Locate all of your tools

Included tools:

  • screw driver - 1.5mm hex driver
  • Fun Tak - blue putty

Additional tools:

  • soldering iron