I posted this a while back in the old bar sport forum, hopefully nobody minds that I am reposting this in hopes of getting more help!
Dear Arduino Community,
I am looking to start my first project from scratch (no guides, no schematics, nothing that i've found so far at least). Scary. I could use a large amount of help. My experience so far with arduino goes as far as: building an arduinome, and a reverse geocache puzzle box. Both projects were reasonable but definitely surmountable challenges and a lot of fun.
Essentially, the project is a personal physical status notifier robot.
I think the most similar project I can think of is the physical email notifier robot here:
However, I want two robots that communicate with each other. So, if I move the arm/head/legs of one robot, a matching robot at my girlfriend's house would mimic mine and vice versa.
Is this possible? I imagine so.. but I may be wrong. This is my thinking so far:
1) I would prefer wifi communication... probably some WiFly shields. 2) I need a server of some sort that stores the positions of the robots and pushes it down to each robot. 3) I need a device like the NXT motors that both reads/writes the position of a servo.
There are other tons of other issues I think I would like to think out before I would like to buy parts as money is tight as well.
Does anyone have any interest/opinions? pointers? know of an existing project?