Ok so I can make the "Start Here" bot, but...
December 4, 2011
Can anybody help me? I am just starting out, and I have been able to successfully make Fritz's "Start Here" bot, but the thing is that I feel like I'm just following instructions. I'm looking for some literature to help me fully understand all corners of what is involved in making robots (ie. which board to use and why, how does a microcontroller work and how do I choose the right one, etc. etc. etc.)
Short of simply taking a Bachelors degree in electronic engineering (actually I'd be open to that if I knew that I'd be learning what I want to learn, ie specifically how to creat autonomous robots), how does one go about learning all this stuff. I know that experience and practice will be the ultimate answer, but is there a guidebook out there that can steepen the learning curve? Please help!
A humble novice.