I've been lurking at tutorials, projects, .. concerning Arduino for a long time now, and I'm finally buying one. I'm an experienced developer so I don't think software will be a big issue; but I'm completely new to micro-controllers and mechanics.
This is what I'd like my robot to do, simplified: - I turn it on. - I push START, it records the position of the wheels (=the rotation of the servos). - I drive my robot a little further. - I push STOP, it records the position of the wheels (=the rotation of the servos). - I push PLAY, it comes back to the starting place, and plays back the movement. (=it moves back to START, and drives to STOP).
Here's my basket at sparkfun.com: - Arduino Starter Kit - Arduino Protoshield Kit - Tool Kit - Beginner - Beginner Parts Kit - Serial Servo Controller - Servo - Full Rotation (2 - pour les roues) - Serial enabled 20*4 LCD - Potentiometer knob - Rotary encoder
Are there missing or unnecessary things? The LCD + potentiometer would replace the three buttons in my example (Start, Stop, Play).
Do you think it can be done with these components? Also, could my robot take a bend, like this?