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Lurker
10-31-2003, 04:32 PM
I want to get started with robotics: programming, assembly, stuff like that. Does anyone have any good sites for learning things like that, or maybe a site where I can buy pieces and such? The only good one I've found so far is Parallax, Inc. (http://www.parallaxinc.com) and the BASIC Stamp 2, but I've heard it comes up short in the memory department :( . So can anyone suggest good ones? Thanks all :D !

Silvercord
10-31-2003, 04:53 PM
I don't know but that is a really cool site

DavidP
10-31-2003, 04:59 PM
Lego Mindstorms is great for beginner robotics.

Lurker
10-31-2003, 07:31 PM
I'm not too interested in that - not to mention the fact it costs more than what I'm planning to get now anyway.

Lurker
10-31-2003, 07:35 PM
Almost forgot - I would like to be able to program the robots in Java or C++, such as the Java subset Javelin that Parallax provides.

whistlenm1
10-31-2003, 07:43 PM
2 very good magazines are Nuts and Volts and Circuit Cellar. Circuit Cellar, at times can be very advance so be prepared anyway I like Nuts and Volts because it nicely (IMO) covers a wide range of electronic topics

www.nutsvolts.com
www.circuitcellar.com

axon
10-31-2003, 08:28 PM
check your local library friend. When I started building robots I picked up a variety of different books on robotics from my library. Have fun

Lurker
10-31-2003, 10:08 PM
Thanks axon :D .

major_small
10-31-2003, 10:54 PM
look up the STAMP processors... they're programmable so your not stuck with firmware that you can't change... I think it's coded in BASIC tho...

Lurker
10-31-2003, 10:59 PM
Hehe, Parallax makes the BASIC Stamps :D . They can also be progammed in Javelin, a Java subset. Thanks for the suggestion though :D .

Jeremy G
11-01-2003, 01:09 AM
http://www.robotstore.com/

frenchfry164
11-01-2003, 04:03 PM
www.usfirst.com

I am in a robotics team at my high school, and it's pretty cool. We are in a league called FIRST, and it is pretty cool. You can find information at that link I gave above. If you go to www.innovationfirst.com you can find the processor we use. This year we can use PIC C for the programming, so that's pretty cool.

Lurker
11-01-2003, 04:15 PM
Thanks once again all :D .

EDIT: I would check that usfirst link frenchfry, it obviously isnt what you were aiming at (I hope :P ) .

frenchfry164
11-01-2003, 05:34 PM
Oops, wrong URL. I'm going to have to find the website :D. Thanks for the correction. I hope the innovation first link works right, I just visited a while back for some specs on the processor.

major_small
11-01-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by dbgt goten
http://www.robotstore.com/ you stole my link :mad:

XSquared
11-01-2003, 06:33 PM
The USFIRST site is http://www.usfirst.org/

Lurker
11-01-2003, 06:34 PM
Thank you :D .