I've made my mind up on picking up a Johnny 5 some time soon, with the intention of various mods to make it become a "real Transformer" so it can convert into a tank and then robot. It would combine all three of my favourite hobbies: RC, robots, and Transformers
My electronics skills are OK, fabrication skills sound due to experience with RC cars. [b] But my programming skills are non-existant; therefore what is the easiest way to control a J5?[/b]
- SSC-32 + Botboard II + PS/2 controller? (I assume the SSC32 plugs into the Botboard, or do I use one or the other?)
- I've a "biscuit PC", notably a Cyrix 266Mhz complete PC the footprint of a 3.5" hard disk - could this assist me here with some sort of real-time servo control?
- Bluetooth something?
- Any other suggestions where I can perhaps do away with the more technical SSC-32 board, for a controller with a more intuitive GUI?
- When I order the J5, is there any essential things I should also pick up to make this project less taxing? :p
Thanks in advance