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tjson2207

Yes don’t make the same mistake I did by starting big the r3 UNO is a great board and you can get kits that you can make robots with for under 100$.


Traditional-Living-9

I really appreciate it


karshtharyani

Depends on what you want to achieve at the end of this project. Sounds like budget is a constraint, in which case yes, go with an off the shelf microcontroller. There is some low level work which is required if you want to get it up and running though. If your aim is to tinker with algorithms for localization or motion planning I would start with a platform such as turtle bot. Note that a microcontroller has memory and other computing constraints which makes it harder to write algorithms if you are just starting. Either way have fun :)


Traditional-Living-9

Thanks for the info


Traditional-Living-9

Thanks for the info


travellingtechie

I really like the mbot ranger and their other kits. They have a lot more growth potential than many that I’ve seen.


kaihatsusha

If you don't have most of the stuff in a starter kit, then get the starter kit. It's typically a bargain but only if you actually need the basic parts. If you have several items already, then use the starter kit contents list as a shopping list to get the other items you want.