The "Robotics miniFAQ for Beginners" is a general introduction to amateur robotics that should be especially helpful to those getting started in this fascinating hobby/obsession. It contains links to sites with extensive robotic links, a guide to introductory books and magazines, a list of suppliers where you can find the specialized parts needed for robot building, a section on sensors for mobile robots, an introduction on easy-to-use microcontrollers, and a list of sites offering robot kits. All of this maerial, except for the kits, comes from my or my senior design students' personal experience. I hope you will find the miniFAQ useful. I update it about once a year and welcome your suggestions, comments, and criticisms.
Presently, the miniFAQ is hosted on the following sites:
Steve Richard's Acroname
Gordon McComb's Budget Robotics
Seattle Robotic Society