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Microcontrollers and Python

So I am fairly new to robotics however I do have some background with the python coding language. Recently I set myself the task of learning some basics for robotics just to increase my knowledge base....
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Are robotics competitions for beginners available?

The micromouse challenge was done since the 1980 in the context of university driven robotics research. The Robocup challenge has a similar approach and provides a competition for university students. ...
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Beginner Sets for intermediate devs

For a longer time I'm looking for some kind of robotic set, which is programmable, but most things I've found are related to child education or involves a lot of putting all the hardware parts ...
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Easy cm accurate GNSS / GPS for rover with base station? [closed]

I am trying to design a system to measure snow depth during snow production on a tiny ski resort in Denmark. My idea is simple: Drive a rover over the ground during the summer, and obtain height ...
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How to start as a control system engineer and to make advanced projects using PID [closed]

I am new to the field of control systems, PID and robotics and I want to enhance my knowledge in the field. Can you recommend me books where I can start learning about control system engineering (with ...
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How to detect writing on a chalkboard? [closed]

I've got an idea for a simple robot (with an Arduino or something similar) that will play noughts-and-crosses (aka tic-tac-toe) on a chalkboard, so that kids can play against it. It will use a couple ...
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For a beginner who wants to learn lots is it better to use a PIC and start from there or to use something like a Arduino?

For a beginner that wants to learn how to build robots and learn as much as possible is it better to use a PIC and start from there or something more like an Arduino? I ask because I have this book ...
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Build a simple robot to learn ROS [closed]

I am a beginner to ROS and I wanted to know if I could build a simple robot to learn ROS. I currently have the following components available: Arduino Uno Simple two wheeled robot chassis Some ...
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Quadrotor - Control system, where to begin?

I am starting to assemble a quadrotor from scratch. Currently, I have this: Structure; an IMU (accelerometer, gyro, compass); 4 ESCs and DC motors; 4 propellers; Raspberry Pi to control the system, ...
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Designing a 5 bar linkage robot: Plot Clock

I am a beginner at robotics. I recently stumbled across this robotic clock on youtube. I am an electrical engineering student and am interested in submitting it as my minor project. I have studied ...
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Beginner Soldering question

So, I need to know a couple of things about soldering. My primary workspace, robotics and otherwise is a desk with a computer and only a little bit of free space (4ft. by 6 in.). I am wondering if it ...
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Robot structure kit or materials

I have an arduino, wires, resistors, all of that good stuff. However, I don't have materials to build the structure of the robot. What do you guys recommend? I don't have a place to solder yet so I ...
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Arduino original or generic for a beginner?

I'm new to the robotics and electronics world, but I'm willing to dive into it. I'm a software developer and I want to create a project that uses GPS and Accelerometer data to show as a layer on ...
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Starter Looking For Advice [closed]

I'm no professional. At 29 I just became seriously interested in robotics a few months ago and have been researching everything I can since. Now that I've come to understand how far robotics have ...
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Which math course will be most beneficial? [closed]

Let me know if this should be on Academia instead, but I posted it here to get responses specifically from people active in robotics development. I'm currently an undergraduate student completing ...
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Suggestions for beginer in Robotics [closed]

I am beginner in Robotics.I want to make serious start from scratch with interest but confused from where to start.So can anyone give some suggestions for 1.As a beginner in robotics ,are there some ...
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3D Camera for beginner [closed]

I want to buy a 3d camera with depth sensor. Can anyone can give me advice on which one will be the best? I have a experience with kinect, but configuring kinect for Linux is painful and also kinect ...
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I want to be a guy of robotics [closed]

I will be beginner need a help-I want to gain knowledge about robotics so it need a basic theoretical knowledge what is the best way to start?
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What is a PID as is related to quadcopters [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a Quadcopter from scratch, I have a fair amount of experience with adruinos, and I'm trying to understand how to necessary systems work, and I can't seem to figure out what PID ...
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Mechanical or electrical engineering for robotic and automation? [closed]

I have decided to pursue a career in automation and robotic. At the moment, I am being torn between Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. I know that both of them relate to my choices of career, and ...
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How do I learn about Arduino/raspberry-pi based robotics on my own? [closed]

I am interested in learning how to build a dynamic quadcopter, and hope to be fairly proficient with Arduino/raspberry-pi. What resources and/or practices might you recommend?
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robotics as a beginner [closed]

I want to begin robotics.So as a beginner what micro-controller would be convenient?Arduino or PIC?what type of robots can be built with arduino or PIC? Should I start from just a line-following ...
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What micro controller should I use? [closed]

I am planning on building a robot with wheels (later legs, if possible), that can move around the room and analyze certain things, using a couple sensors. In the later steps more functions such a ...
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How will the currently evaluated computer technology influence robotics and embedded systems in the forseeable future? [closed]

This is my first question on this site, might be a little subjective :) There is an ongoing process of many cool cyclonic changes of technology in the electronics and software industry. Concurrency ...
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Choosing a platform to start [closed]

I'd like to start with robotics, but unfortunately I know very little about HW engineering. Moreover I used to use such languages as Python, C# and Java, and do not have much experience in C. Still I ...
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Pros/Cons of common robotics “kits” at the high school level [duplicate]

I am interested in starting a robotics club at my high school next year, since we don't have one, and I want to know what the pros/cons are of common kits. I already have a Vex kit since my uncle is ...
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Starting out advice on making robots and tinkering with microcontrollers [closed]

I'd like to start making robots and tinkering with microcontrollers. Where do I start, and what do I need? I'd like to make my own robots. I'm comfortable with programming (assembly and C) so I've ...