I'm new (to this forum and robotics).
I love programming and am interested in an Arduino for some time, but never found something where programming microcontrollers would make sense and fun.
After looking into Lego Mindstorms, I stumbled over the DFRobotshop and the Start here.
The rover looks cooler and can be controlled (The Purge-style) where the Start Here is more autonomous. So I though that the rover would be better for me, but I saw that the Arduino has a surfacemount chip and thus I can't program other microcontrolles (without a shield).