Hi, I just registered for Society of Robots forum.
I have read the $50 tutorial forum and have studied the sensors section.
I just want to introduce myself, I'm dual, and I study Computer Hardware Engineering at the University of Florida. I'll be done in a few semesters.
And i'm pretty good with Embedded Microcontroller Systems and am proud to say I've won Design Competitions in my university.
But... I'm not as interested in Embedded Microcontroller Systems as much as I am in Robotics so here I am, wanting to learn about Robotics with the help of you guys here.
First of all, I would like to ask some tools of the Trade questions.
1.) For buying servos and motors, where do you usually buy them? Radioshack or is there a specific site that sells them, let's say SparkFun.
2.) I use AVR cause I'm very much familiar with most of its features. But if I want to implement computer vision with a camera, can an 8bit AVR accomplish processing? if so, what microcontroller should I use?
3.) For computer vision and image processing, is there any tutorial that you guys would like to recommend? someone had taught me OpenCV and what it does is it does image processing however using a camera connected to a PC. What I would like to learn is to implement it onto my Robot.
4.) I noticed that there is no dedicated Tutorial for specific stuff in the SOR website, or maybe I might have just missed it, is there any tutorial website that you guys recommend?
Thank you and I wish to accomplish my Robotics goals successfully with the help of you guys!