Im a beginner...i may also be crazy
June 20, 2009
Hi, im looking into making a robot for a university project and have a few ideas. Ive played around with a MIT handyboard before and am now thinking about doing something a bit more serious.
I would like to make a security robot, that can collect information about its surroundings and then send them to a host program running on a pc to upload them to the internet for remote viewing (eg upload to private youtube account).
video/audio , temperature,moisture.
SERVER processes data:
creates a log with attached video/audio and provides any security warnings.
CLIENT can login:
view logs,warnings and issue new commands to robot/or controls in realtime.
The thing i am stuck on is which microcontroller board would best suit my requirements. I would also like to have the ability to provide the client with the functionality to control the robot remotely (whether it be by issuing a new set of commands to upload or the ability to provide realtime control).It would also be nice if the robot could make up a map of its surroundings to avoid most obstacles(although this is an added layer of complexity, and i am quite happy with having the robot moving around randomly)
I realise that this is no easy task.This idea is probably already too complicated (K.I.S.S - i know!), but i just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter, i really would like to make a project which integrates hardware with software over a network.
Sometimes i get a little bit over-enthusiastic about geeky stuff like this, so please let me know if ive gone too far and whether i should commit myself...