I love this site so much! It's great and has taught me quite a few things. Now, I'm looking into my first robot project. All the parts have shipped in for the fifty dollar robot; everything seems a little daunting right now. I barely know anything about the application of electronics into robots, mechanics, etc. I figure maybe I should tinker with what I have, instead of try to create a robot! Sure, I could build the fifty dollar robot, come out with a totally awesome creation that can stay within a window; woohoo, I just tested my soldering skills to the limit and how well I can read directions - alright, maybe I would learn a bit more than that but you get the picture. If I tinkered with the MCU, and came familiar with programming it to show output on actuators and the lot would that not put me in a better place then building a robot I did not conjure up myself?
Tell me what y'all think,