Let's Make Robots!

New robot reqs

With my background as a software developer, I know the value of setting requirements before you start working on something.  If you don't, you end up aimlessly adding features or tweaking functionality until you aren't really sure what you were trying to do in the first place.  So I am going to lay out my requirements for my new robot (whose parts I just ordered last night).  This first robot is meant to be a proof-of-concept.  My long-term plan is to use the knowledge I gained here to create a second, larger, stronger, more functional robot.


I'm new here and to the world of hobby robotics.  Here is a bit of background on myself.

I discovered this world of hobby robotics when I was researching purchasing a roomba.  I've been looking for a new hobby for some time and this looks like a lot of fun.  I work as a software developer for a large consulting firm, and I always wanted to do some coding for my own amusement, but I could never find anything that interested me enough.  But robots are really cool.