Total newb to programming here... Question about the many programming languages. Ty!
Hi! I'm 15 years old and my "homeschool" (it's actually a group of about 15 kids) is building a six-legged robot. So far, we have everything assembled/operational with throwswitches. My teacher wants to be able to program it to do various things (stop, reverse, go, etc.). Anyways, he doesn't know a thing about programming, and neither do I. We have an old laptop from PG&E running windows 3.1/dos - I'm sure this is enough to do some basic programming. I may be in the wrong forum, but i am quite adroit when it comes to computers (i record/produce music and am a seasoned synth programer). So any help would be appreciated... should i use QB? C? Visual Basic? Where might i find compilers? I know a few things about programming language (variables, strings, etc.), but i have never actually "programmed" anything that wasn't going to be used in a software environment. Once again, any help whatsoever would be MUCH appreciated!
Once again, we have a windows 3.1 machine, and would like anyone to recommend a code to start with.
ps - i'm not asking any of you to do my homework or write a program.