I am brand new to robotics. I do have computing and programming experience though. I have spent the last couple days reading around on this forum and I am anxious to get started. I would like to attempt to build a BRAT, but I'm not sure which kit (if any) is right for me.
I would like to buy a wireless webcam and attach it to my BRAT. I would like to have a program run on my laptop that is capable of querying sensor data from the BRAT (specifically IR). Using the data from the sensors and wireless webcam, it should send a wireless signal to my BRAT that acts on the servos.
Can I use the BRAT combo kit for PC (http://www.lynxmotion.com/c-141-pc-combo-kit.aspx
) and purchase a wireless (or bluetooth) serial adapter (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/158
)? Would these items allow me to receive sensor data from my BRAT and send servo movements to my BRAT? Is there a better setup you would recommend?
Also the serial adapter I listed above is bluetooth, but I've read wireless adapters would have better range. Do you have a wireless serial adapter you would recommend? Also do you have a wireless webcam you would recommend?
This website seems like a great resource, so thanks in advance for all your help.