Hello, arduino community. I am here to seek advice on a project which I plan on working on. My goal is to design an make a controllable robotic unit which will be used to teach children of around the ages of 6- 12 about programming.
The functions of the unit would be that a the children load their program (in one way or another) of instructions which will tell the unit how to move (eg, Move forwards for 30s, turn left, move backwards..). This could be in the form of actual code or some kind of simplified building block interface. The unit will then carry out those instructions.
The basic specifications which I am thinking of are:
- Must be wirelessly operable
- Possibly modifiable/ extendable
- Possibly have sensors (for obstacle detection, line following)
I have a budget of around $100/£70 for all the parts and tools need, possibly more depending on the scale of the project. I have little experience with robots but I am willing to learn. I also have modest programming skills and have some experience with DIY projects.
My questions are: Is what I am suggesting possible with the arduino? If so, what version(s) would I need? Are there any guides about projects similar to the one I am suggesting that could be of use to me? Anything else you feel I need to know?
Thanks, in advance