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QUESTION - Grid tracking robot

Hello,

I am completely new to robot building and, in turn, new to this forum. I am currently studying Computer Science so I may be able to use some of what I know already to help.

 

Anyway, I have a basic idea in my head but I am asking for a little help on, how you think, it could work. It seems relatively easy in my head - for those that are used to robot building;

 

I would want a robot that is programmed to move straight and turn to cover a specified area. For example, if I was to program it to cover 10' x 10' it would move forward for 10ft, then turn 90°, move forward about a foot or a half, turn 90° again(so it is now facing down, towards where it started) and carry on for another 10ft before turning again, blah blah blah.. until it has reached the end of the 10x10 area. I'd like it be able to support about 20lb though so it might have to be relatively large.

 

So basically, my question is - Have you any tips, links, ideas etc. in order to take my idea and create the finished product?

 

I'm eagerly awaiting any suggestions as I do more of my own research.

 

Kindest regards,

Gaz

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The title of the post is "QUESTION" but there isn't a question anywhere in this post. It mostly conveys a vague idea describing a pattern.

And that is why I must proof read everything that I post.. I'm sorry about that. It's fixed now!

Double posted accidentally