Expanding upon my 1st Hackster.IO project based upon the MKR1000 board, I used what I learned and extra hardware from that build to learn about the Particle.IO platform using the Photon.
(below is a link to 1st project, which has Robot Platform build information and code ideas).
1. Gather your tools
2. Gather your hardware- an Adafruit Basic Robot using 4 wheels instead of 2.
(for assembly of platform see my previous MKR1000 Robot build or
visit Adafruit's website: https://learn.adafruit.com/simple-raspberry-pi-robot/overview )
4 Wheeled Adafruit Basic Robot front and rear DC motors wired in parallel(bottom view)