I am working on a rather novel/possibly interesting project and could use some advice as I am planning to make some kind of wheeled robot but I have no experience at all of this type of project:
Brief overview of what I am planning:
I have recently bought myself a hot drinks vending machine (something I have always fancied despite the obvious stupidity of having such a thing in a domestic house ;-)
i.e. one of these:
I have now added an Arduino to it with RFID reader and attached RFIDs to the bottom of my mugs so that simply offering up a mug to this machine dispenses the relevant drink for that mug (i.e. owner of said mug)
- I used a couple of Mux chips to control the keypad of the vending machine
What I would like to have a try at now is making some kind of wheeled robot which I can summon to come to where I sit (different room to my vending machine) and collect my mug, take the mug to the vending machine and get it refilled (this is simply a matter of putting the mug into the vending machine as the RFID does the rest) and then bring the drink back to me.
- I just figured this would be an interesting and challenging project to have a try of
I figure that the easiest way of doing this would be to make some kind of wheeled "robot" which follows a line on the floor from where I sit to the vending machine?
but any suggestions, advice etc. etc. would be much appreciated because as I say I have never attempted anything like this before