Let's Make Robots!

LHR SHR question

Today all the stuff I need to make a LMR SHR arrived today. I have been reading all I can about the build and have yet to see anyone use Velcro as the fastening device for the motors and servo. All I have seen is double sided tape. Is there a reason or am I missing something?

Ideas for a Power Wheels

The other day on the way to work I found an old Power Wheels Car that someone was throwing out. I'm still new to all of this stuff and was wondering if someone could give me some ideas of what I could make with this? I'm going to have to go through all the wiring to see if it is all good and figure out what is what in it.

Just to say Hello and show my first robot

Hello everyone.

I thought I would take a minute and make a introductory blog entry. I have been interested in robots all my life. I can't really remember the first time the interest started in me, but I remember thinking to my self in the mid 1990's that this was something I think I could try. The first and only robot that I have completed building to this point has been the BeetleBot v2 originally created by Jerome Demers.

craigslist?

Anyone do regular searching for deals on craiglist for robotics materials? What are some good search terms to use for finding usable items?

Robot Programming for Linux?

I am looking to build my first robot with a brain and am looking for a programming solution that will work in Linux. In running Ubuntu 11.04. I have made the complete switch from Windows in hopes of breaking the Microsoft bonds.

Could someone point me in the right direction?

Peter