I'm no robot genius either, but if you have no experience you're biting of way more than you can chew. Robotic arms are some of the hardest things to make, and that's just for picking things up and stuff like that. To actually accurately throw something would take a whole bunch of math, and all sorts of programming. If you're really a beginner, go do the $50 robot tutorial, and then change your idea for the science fair. Good luck!