Looking for general advice
Im new to the forums, but have came to the web site many times over the past month. I have never made my own robot before but have always been interested in making one. At the moment i have put together a list of things i might be using.
1.) servos -- http://www.robotshop.us/hitec-hs475hb-servo-motor.html
2.) Picaxe 28 Pin Project Board -- http://www.robotshop.us/picaxe-28-pin-project-board.html
3.) Picaxe-28x1 USB starter Pack -- http://www.robotshop.us/picaxe-28x1-starter-pack-usb.html
4.) Devanteck Ultrasonic Range Finder -- http://www.robotshop.us/devantech-ultrasonic-range-finder-srf04-1.html
i also have a large sheet of 1/8 thick aluminum, a soldering gun, welder, and a plasma cutter at my disposal
im looking to build a hexapod style robot with the ability to program it (i don't want a fancy RC car, im trying to build a autonomous robot) and a way for it to avoid obstacles on its own. the board i chose also seemed good bc i want to add more to it later after i get more of an understanding (like voice recognition and audio playback) lol. but that's a future project i just want to get this thing moving then i can move on to harder projects.
that's my plan so far. i made this post just to see if i could get some advice, like is picaxe the way to go for what i plan on doing, how should i power this robot? (18+ servos seems demanding).
i will gladly take any advice, i have a great idea i just need some help getting it done. Thanks for your time.