Infra-red is a fun and affordable control system to play with, certainly capable of making reliable wireless systems for indoor use. The kit comprises of through-hole components only, which means that they’re larger, easier to handle and can be held in place more easily when soldering. These factors make this a great kit for first time solderers.
Motors aren’t supplied with the kit but you should have no trouble finding some that are suitable to run at the 6V provided by the 4AA battery holder. The two motors are attached using wire terminal blocks for ease of construction and, once set up, you have forward control of each motor with three levels of speed. Simple two motored vehicles can use the ‘skid steering’ approach where you simply stop one motor and rotate the other to create a turn to the left or right. For small robots you wouldn’t miss having reverse as they can virtually turn on the spot.
Provided with a construction guide, this is an excellent kit for beginners and you could easily have your latest robot creation up and running in a hour or so.