Robot PartsRobot Building for Beginners which I think is a great book.
After working through the book I decided to go buy myself either a robot or a kit. Nothing really caught by eye until I stumbled upon the Mark III Robot Project. I'd never before held a soldering iron so I was a bit intimidated but the prebuilt projects are really expensive, and I'm really cheap, so there you have it. It only took a couple of days to put together and has been great fun since.
My goal is a simple device that can sweep my driveway. I've already a RoboMower (see my review here). My plan is to use the MarkIII brain & sensors on a larger base with a yard vac. When this is done I'd also like to work on something to sweep my store. So far there are only two bits keeping this project from being complete:
Currently, I'm programming it in picbsc but am thinking of writing a C compiler instead.
Bits of InterestThe following are things I've discovered or done.