Build an autonomous vehicle

I need some advice on building myself an autonomous car. I am not sure if this is the correct place to post, if not, please tell me where to ask.

So this is what I want my robot to do:
Move about in open spaces,
Map and store the data of movement
Run the same abstacle course at a faster speed with help of data stored

This is my first time building anything but am pretty sure i can do it, if anyone can help or is interested to work with me pls let me know. I would appreciate comments on component list i should buy.

Modified the project guys

That all sounds doable in principle and Arduino is a good solution for your controller. I think your main problems will not be about the Arduino but about hardware, sensors and control strategies. Probably you would get more help on that sort of thing in a specialised robotics forum.

I'll see if I can compile a list of items (I hope you like ebay :wink: )
Ultrasonic distance sensor.
LM35 temperature sensor.
16x2 LCD in either blue or green.
Photo resistors for light detection. Having several pointing in different directions will let you know the direction the light is coming from:
Finally, a robot platform.
I couldn't find a wind sensor that would be easy to hack. Most of them on ebay are integrated hand held units.
Hmm, also found a Light following robot kit. I you could probably hack it to interface it with Arduino.

If you are new at this, I would start with one item, make a code and get it working, then add one more, ect until you have a functioning final product. Don't connect everything all together at first because you would be overwhelmed. Good luck :wink:

Hi, for Robot-oriented stuff there's a ton of information on LetsMakeRobots: http://letsmakerobots.com

Some is PicAxe oriented but lots of ARduino also..

Please i would like a list of what to buy and i was thinking of building the platform my self anyone have any good idea or link?

Hi, I don't have a complete How-To yet...

Here's one idea on one part..
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Robot+7-wayMultiTrackingSensor

Lost of other Arduino oriented stuff, motors information etc here:
http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/

Please i would like a list of what to buy and i was thinking of building the platform my self anyone have any good idea or link?

You probably need to buy a complete kit to get started.