1. Post #1
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    Dennab
    January 2008
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    Seems like interesting stuff, where should I start? Like any links of specific forums for that?

  2. Post #2
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    SteelReal's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,433 Posts
    I too am getting started in electronics and robotics. Read up and buy an arduino. It's an open source microcontroller that's pretty fantastic.
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  3. Post #3
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    December 2011
    137 Posts
    Yep, arduino is probably the way to go, there is a lot of documentation for it around the internet, the community is nice, and it has a lot of useful libraries you can use.
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    .enasnI's Avatar
    March 2011
    193 Posts
    Arduino is pretty fun. I personally started off with Lego NXT. Used the base products and then went to a different language in programming the device.

  5. Post #5
    DPM
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    September 2005
    51 Posts
    Get a PIC24FJ128GA010 based Microstick board. It's much better to learn on if you're interested in real robotics and C programming rather than just hobby level stuff. The Arduino isn't bad to learn on, but the Microchip MPLAB X IDE is order of magnitudes more powerful than the Arduino IDE.

    http://www.microchip.com/stellent/id...cName=en548414

    You'll get something moving faster with an Arduino, but you'll learn much more from a PIC.

  6. Post #6
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    Kymandu's Avatar
    February 2009
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    Company i work at sells robotic learning kits, you get a robot and book and tech support and such, IMO its really pricey but the stuff is really nice.

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    FreeBee's Avatar
    March 2007
    230 Posts
    Company i work at sells robotic learning kits, you get a robot and book and tech support and such, IMO its really pricey but the stuff is really nice.
    How about a link and/or some more information? I'm interested in this.

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    SuperElektrik's Avatar
    April 2012
    41 Posts
    Company i work at sells robotic learning kits, you get a robot and book and tech support and such, IMO its really pricey but the stuff is really nice.
    Website?

  9. Post #9
    Flumer's Avatar
    August 2011
    40 Posts
    This place has a $50 robot tutorial. I'm currently in the process of building it and it seems like a good place to get started.

    http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_tutorial.shtml

    http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_...ot_step1.shtml