this is my first post, its kind of long, but please read it and help me out as much as posible
hey everyone, first of all, i know 0 about robotics and programming (well, i know a bit now that ive visited the website and read some tutorials for about a week).
I would like to build my first robot. Ive been browsing online looking for the no longer sold Cerebellum board which appears to be very popular between robot-makers. I know, i know, why go for such advanced board instead of just making my own beginner one following the $50 robot tutorial? well, im kind of lazy
and as i could see it takes a bit to actually put one together so i think its best for me to just put my hands on one that is already ready to go like the Cerebellum since its almost a plug and play thing (not really, but you may know what i mean). I also know that this specific board is not being sold anymore, so here is my question: Which board do you guys recommend or which board is the best to use, after the Cerebellum, and that actually has the same features and components of the Cerebellum including:
-On-board dual motor driver circuit to drive two DC motors (up to 2 Amps each).
-8 High-Resolution Analog ports.
-Up to 10 Digital I/O ports.
-Up to 8 Ports that support Servo hardware.
-Two user buttons and Two programmable LEDs for debugging.
-Programming with standard serial port and cable.
-I2C port allowing daisy chaining of Cerebellums and connection to sophisticated sensors.
-and perhaps even more stuff than the Cerebellum
Based on what i want my robot to do you guys can also recommend a board. I want my robot to be fast, to be able to use at least 2 servos, diferent types of sensors (IR, sound, light)(2 or more of each) so it can detect objects, avoid them or chase them depending on how i program it, wether to know when to turn and where to turn when close to an object, to be kind of invicible to other robot's sensors, etc. It sounds like a very ambicious (dont know if spelled correctly) project for someone that has never made a robot before and knows very little about robotics, programming and electronics BUT i consider myself smart enough to take the challenge and besides if i want a good robot i require good parts that i can later on reuse on other projects. Maybe a list of stuff i need would be also good like a specific type of servo, a specific sharp IR detector or whatever you call it. Now, i dont want the most expensive stuff (even though money is not a problem), but i would like to keep it somewhere between the cheapest-worst stuff and the highest costing-best quality stuff, somewhere in the middle of them two.
This is my first post, please reply me with helpful information as if you were the ones creating "the perfect robot", remember i dont need expensive stuff but good quality stuff. thank you in advance