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Need advice on a project I intend to make


 I'm new to the robots' business and I would like to hear some thoughts on a project I intend to make.

Two friends and I need to build a robot for a school project (we're studying technonoly amongst other subjects).

I had the idea of building an "open source" robot. By that I mean building a robot for people with only basic knowledge of technology that will be easly programmed by a simple sdk program that we will make as well.