I'd like to somewhat apologize for all these questions... I've always been interested in robotics and I've never had someone to teach me how to program and what not. So as you can tell, I'm very excited about this!
Ok, back to the question... Actually 2 questions... My family and I went to the store HobbyTown USA the other day and I bought, what they called, a binary reading robot. What it did, was it had a little scanner on it and you colored in lines on a template that they gave you and it read the lines and moved how the lines said. IE. 2 lines means straight, 1 line means turn left, 3 means right, 4 means 180... etc... My question is what kind of sensor is it? And can I take it off and put it to good use? Second question is this. With all electronic toys and stuff, there are no slots to plug a programmer into? How do they get the program onto the toy without a slot?