Let's Make Robots!

Sparkfun.com FREE DAY - $100 free order!

I went to Sparkfun.com to purchase an H Bridge and realized they have a promotion called "Free Day" on January 13th.  They will allow an order of up to $100 - no catch, you only have to pay for shipping.  With that said, I'll be making my order tomorrow and find some other needed/wanted items.

Read about it here - http://www.sparkfun.com/news/487

Complete noob here


I just came across this website today and it looks like a vibrant community.  I'm interested in learning robotics as a hobby and have no idea where to start.  I'm a pretty good programmer, but I come from the web world - programming web and middleware in the enterprise - Java is my most proficient language. Although the languages may not be applicable in robotics, I'm hoping my experience in programming will give me a head start.  I have some experience with electronics from college, but that’s about it.