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Offline AdeptbotTopic starter

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Question as to where to start!
« on: May 09, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
I have done RC for years and have some experience with construction but am lost for the rest. I would like to build a tracked bot with RC/Auto controls. I want to make the bot PC based or tablet what ever is easier. I want to use DC wheel chair motors and sensors and cameras. My goal is the to make a bot that can run in auto mode but can also be controlled by a tablet or PC with cameras (lots) and would like it to work off cellular if possible outside and wifi if available. I would like it to be able to follow me and interact with me as well as take verbal commands. I know this will be expensive to make but I will buy it over time. So if you have any advise on a tracked base and or controls and cameras and the main thing is a starting point for the UI. Is there a "start up" version or computer controlled unit that I can add to and eventually write code to? Lots of questions and any advise is great.

The main goal is to build a one off bot with controlled capabilities. Like if I want to have the bot follow me on a hike it could. Or If I want the bot to patrol my house it could. Mainly fun things .

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Question as to where to start!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 06:12:58 PM »
Start by reading the tutorials found by clicking on "Robot Tutorials" on the upper right corner of this page.
Also, read through the many threads in these forums. All you are asking about has been done and discussed here.

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Re: Question as to where to start!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 12:24:42 PM »
Lots og great info! I am planning on buying the micro controller for this site. I would also like to know (there is no info on the tutorials) where is a good place to get battery operated cameras with a streaming capability? Also any place that sells wheel chair used parts?

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