Yesterday we ordered our first bunch of robot parts from solarbotics.
We’re going to be building a robot based on the arduino microcontroller board as a way to interface a computer with the motors and sensors of the robot.
Arduino is perhaps the coolest thing out there to play with right now. It’s basically a simple microcontroller chip with USB connection for programming it and a bunch of easy to access digital and analog IO lines. this $30 board enables hundreds of thousands of tinkers to build rather cool projects like the KegMate:
I’m getting rather excited about playing with these parts.