Hello, this is my first post here, but not my first time on a forum (or even a robot forum). I thought I'd create an introduction to my situation.
I got interested in robotics several years ago and bought my first robot, the BOE-Bot (a wonderful little thing). I joined parallax's forum and tinkered/played with the BOE-Bot for some time, maxing it out. However, on that forum I talked about computer vision and intelligent navigation (which I could not make the BOE-Bot do at the time). At that time, a person metioned the ER-1 robot and posted links about it. I immediately became interested and sold my BOE-Bot so I could get an ER-1. This was several years ago and by then they stopped making the ER-1, so I waited and waited (the company kept pushing back the date when they would re-release it).
Now, about 2 months ago, I finally
got one and, finding batteries for the robot/laptop, got it working.
It's different then I expected, but I'm still trying to get used to it (the GUI it uses is anoying).
So now I'm here. I see at least 1 person here has an ER-1 robot and countless others who built PC-based robots, so I thought I'd come here (since the forum for the ER-1 robot does not exist anymore). I hope to do great things with the ER-1 and perhaps enter it in one of these contests.
SciTech02 (PS. sorry for the long post)