Hi!

Im new to the Arduino platform. Im messing with the example code's on an UNO R3 . Getting to know the code step by step,i think...... My closest sort of any programming was a Tandy Color Computer III 128K, which used a language similar to PBasic, That was a long time ago. I decided to put together a 2WD Robot , AnD my daughter thought it would be "sick" if it could wander about looking for fire,deploy emergency lights,sounding an alarm . Eventually......maybe..

Welcome! The example sketches are the best way to start. If you do the first dozen or so official Arduino tutorials on the webpage, you should be good to go as far as required knowledge for your robot!

Chris1448: Im new to the Arduino platform. Im messing with the example code's on an UNO R3 . Getting to know the code step by step,i think...... My closest sort of any programming was a Tandy Color Computer III 128K, which used a language similar to PBasic, That was a long time ago. I decided to put together a 2WD Robot , AnD my daughter thought it would be "sick" if it could wander about looking for fire,deploy emergency lights,sounding an alarm . Eventually......maybe..

Ive been plugging away with this.
Is there any such software to run the sketches with out having to load it all onto a board?

You could try the simulators discussed here as a starting point. http://www.element14.com/community/thread/25234

Others listed at the bottom of this page as well http://virtronics.com.au/Simulator-for-Arduino.html