Instructions for building your own robot are available on scientific websites, including Science Buddies, Razor Robotics and Popular Mechanics, as of 2015. These websites offer instructions for different types of robots, such as racing robots, roving robots and underwater robots.
Popular Mechanics offers instructions that include pictures, video and a free downloadable guide. In addition, Science Buddies has a step-by-step building plan web page for each of its robot projects with an emphasis on helping beginners. Razor Robotics, however, has a broader range of projects for beginning as well as intermediate builders, and they provide online manuals that are available in PDF format.