My son and I want to build a small bot/bots. I will give the basic details and would like some advise on where to start.
The bot: We want it to be small. Two wheel drive (Left wheel right wheel).
It will turn on in two modes. Red team or Blue team. The red team will have a red LED on top of it and the same with the blue team.
When on, it will move forward at a constant speed.
It needs to do two things (this is the part we have no idea where to start) The red team bot will have a sensor (maybe simple micro camera?) that will steer it to the blue light. The blue team bot will do the same towards the red light.
Both will have a sensor on the bottom that will sense a black line and a red line. The arena will be a big circle with a black line border. The bot will need to sense the line and avoid it like a wall. The bots will attract to each other and then push each other. If one bot goes over the black line and hits the red line it turns off. The "pushing" bot will hit the black line and turn around.
Hopefully, the red line turns off the bot and the light before the pushing bot hits the red line...
Its kind of a sumo game that we thought of and would like to make.
He bought the Arduino Uno and a book and has been learning everything he can and seems to really enjoy it.
Thanks for your help.