ABSOLUTE Beginner here :)
June 23, 2008
Hey there people,
My name is Dushyant and I live in India. I have had a fascination for working with robots and maybe even making some myself some day, but the popular belief in my country is that making a robot requires a lot of skill and monetary investment. Which is why I never thought of actually being able to do this ie making robots.
So I was looking through videos on youtube today and came upon fritsl's awesome robot (the drummer one). And I came on to this website and realised that it was not that difficult to make robots all by yourself after all :) I read the start here page a bit, and realised I would need some things to start off with.
Like someone else posted in this particular forum before me, I would also like to start off with making a simple bulb blink, and then move on to making multiple bulbs blink, then making them blink in a sequential order, and so on, then move on to bigger and better things, such as making small robots etc :)
Now, I don't think I'll get any of the convenient processors in my country, therefore I will have to import them, which means I will have to buy them from the picaxe website and have it all shipped, so...
I was just asking what are ALL the things I should buy which would help me in my quest to make a robot about as decent as the drummer one? Moving up the cycles I mean, making small things work, then small robots, and then something complex as the drummer?
All I have right now is a Pentium IV computer, thats it, so if someone can, please help me with getting all the things in one go since I don't want to keep paying for shipping over and over.