Controlling a robot from a computer/phone
June 21, 2010
So, I just finished building the Start Here robot, and I think I caught the bug. Im hooked, and trying to compute the wealth of information, but am sort of failing at it.I took a semesters worth of java, and taught myself basic to do work on the start here robot, and thats really the extent of my coding knowledge, and have never ever been exposed to servos and moters etc, so i am pretty much a kid in a candy shop, if the candy shop was full of candy i had never seen or heard of.
Anyway, my goal is to make a robot that I can control from my computer, and then later my phone. I understand that I need to get the computer to send out a signal, and then get the robot to recieve it, compute it, and return the information, but how do i go about doing that?
Im sure there are special parts involved, and stuff i have never heard of... can anyone who knows whats going on point me in the right direction? Give me some vocab, examples of things that do that etc? I'm sure once I know what I am looking for I start to educate myself and build, but I need a direction to look!
Guys and gals, thanks so much for reading, and I appreciate any help you can give me! Its a pleasure to join the community!