My friend Gus and I have decided to take on this project, a rather substantial undertaking, if you ask me. We want to build a robot, that can play laser-tag. We want to be able to control it using a computer program, and ideally, an Xbox 360 controller.
The mechanical side of things is easy enough. We've got some rough ideas as to how it will move. Although, I'd prefer tracks for maneuverability, Gus is adamant that his centipede-like legs will be awesome.
The problem we have is the computer side of it. Is there a program out there that will let me map buttons from a controller to functions on the robot. And then, one that will let me control it and ideally see through its webcam eyes.
Also, I'm not entirely sure how to get the PC to communicate with the bot, wirelessly.
Seeing as we've never done something like this before, it's a lot to chew on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.