go_away

Author Topic: Newbie wants to know how to get started  (Read 381 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pengyouTopic starter

  • Beginner
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Helpful? 0
Newbie wants to know how to get started
« on: May 04, 2013, 06:43:43 PM »
Newbie here with an interest in learning how to use robotics.  I plan to open a fish farm in 3-4 years and think that a couple of robotic devices would be of great benefit to me.  After reading some posts on this forum - you folks are way toooo smart! - I think I ultimately need to learn how to use is a robotic arm on wheels but can start learning how to use a robotic arm.  My knowledge of electronics is almost nill but I have been working with computer since the first pc came out - remember the TRS-80 and have done some programming in the earlier days as well. 

I have 3 years to learn...can someone suggest a plan for me to learn?  Should I learn basic electronics first?  maybe more than basic electronics?  just jump into robotics?  Please feel free to suggest name brands of kits or specific book titles.

Offline vipulan12

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 176
  • Helpful? 0
Re: Newbie wants to know how to get started
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 07:08:13 PM »
Robot builder's Bonanaza Fourth edition is a good book to get you started
but have you looked at societyofrobots tutorials?
also a great microcontroller you should start with is an arduino(look it up if you have no idea what this is)

 


Get Your Ad Here