I have the BOE-BOT Full Kit and was following the manual up to the point where I can move the robot around and beep a sound. Wow! This is really great! I am a software developer but I have zero background on electronic stuff, this is the first time I program a 'real' thing and I think it is wonderful.
(Note to those who have the same kit: Be careful when you are handling the metal base, it doesn't look sharp, but when I was trying to put the rubber rings into the metal holes, I cut several areas of my hand. The various edges of the metal base are sharper than they look.)
However, I have some questions:1.) I want to install the LED before the Whiskers. However, the manual instruction of installing the LED is based on the Whiskers. Can someone provide me an instruction on how to install and program the LED without the Whiskers?
2.) I found myself often need to plug/unplug the power cord to the board. Is there a way I can connect a switch to the board so that powering on/off could be simplier?3.) Are there anyway to remote control the robot? Such as, call a specific block of code from my computer via the connected cable?
3.) Are there any ways to use Object-Oriented Code in robot programming?4.) Can I use a computer chips to replace the microcontroller?
5.) The board comes with a 9V battary attacher where I can plug a 9V battary in. What is the difference between using a 9V and the 1.5V X4 battary set?
6.) The manual recommend not to use 1.2 V rechargable batteries, I just want to know why.7.) If fit, can I took parts out of a electronic device and plug it into the board and make it work?
Thanks for reading this. Happy Robotic!