I am new to this forum and I am really sorry if I've posted this in the wrong forum...replies would be very helpful
I've planned to make a dynamic path finding, obstacle avoiding robot, given the source and destination(s) coordinates, as my final year engineering project. I first decided on using the arduino mega 2560 micro controller and later realized that it's specifications may not be capable of running the algorithms that I will be using. A few days ago I came across this post in a forum, http://www.ukrobotgroup.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_jfusion&Itemid=6&jfile=viewtopic.php&f=3&t=4
It's said that the robot has been built using an old dell laptop. Is it possible to build the robot under 250 $ ? Even if I do manage to build the robot how do I go about programming it?
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I have also read that two or more arduinos can be interfaced. If that's possible I can run the algorithms on different boards but I still assume that the robot will be very slow. I am an amateur in robotics and my project guide wants me to concentrate more on the programming part( my major's computer engineering) but I can only proceed if the hardware's in place. I have a couple of months to spend on building the hardware.