Hello, I am new here and this is my first post. I am part of a club that wants to build a rover and planning starts tomorrow. We want to build a rover that is roughly 20-25 inches in length and width. We want it to be controlled either through a smartphone, a laptop or both. So far, for the actual brains of the robot, I have looked at Arduino and Raspberry Pi. I have no experience building a robot before, I would like some pointers on what we would need.
Using a kit or building from scratch are both options. I would just like some basic information from people with more experience than me or anyone in our group. And I am a college freshman by the way, if that affects your advice. Thank you in advance.