Unwrap the ball and lay out the various kit components. The provided USB cable will be used to program the Azul and can also be used to charge the Lithium Polymer battery. The Azul has the battery charging circuitry built in.

Place and solder the headers on the Azul bluetooth board.

*** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THE ORIENTATION OF THE HEADERS ON THE AZUL BLUETOOTH BOARD. THE LONG SIDE OF THE HEADERS MUST BE UNDER THE BOARD ***

Place and solder the headers on the Robot board.

*** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THE ORIENTATION OF THE HEADERS ON THE ROBOT BOARD.
THE LONG SIDE OF THE HEADERS MUST BE ON TOP OF THE BOARD ***

Assemble the robot chassis by bringing together the 2 plastic pieces. Ensure the sides line up as in the image below.

Insert the provided 2 screws (long) into the holes and tighten the nuts on the underside of the chassis. You will need a phillips head screw driver and a pair of pliers to hold the nut while its tightened.

Slide in the 2 motors into the motor slots. They will slide in easily. There is no specific orientation for the motors.

Connect the motor wires to the robot board. Notice the orientation of the root board with the TOP facing up. 
Ensure the R to R and L to L are lined up with the robot chassis and robot board.

Push in the motor connectors to the board. They can only be inserted in one direction, so don't worry about reversing the connection.

Screw in the robot board to the chassis using the 4 short screws provided.
Ensure that the L and R orientation of the board is correct prior to screwing in.

Press fit the 2 ball bearings onto the caster holders.

Install the wheels onto the motors. The wheels just press-fit onto the motor shaft. Ensure the flat surfaces on the motor and wheel line up and press.

Connect the Azul bluetooth board to the robot board. Ensure the headers line up correctly prior press fitting the 2 boards. The lithium polymer battery can be tucked between the 2 boards.

We can now turn on the robot!

If the battery needs to be charged, connect a type-C USB cabled to teh Azul Bluetooth board which has built-in Li-Po battery charging circuitry.

This guide was first published on Apr 14, 2021. It was last updated on Apr 14, 2021.

This page (Assembly) was last updated on Nov 22, 2021.

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