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    Getting start with robotic...


    i want to learn about robotic and i have no idea where to start. problem is that my college dont have any robotic class. so i have to learn every thing on my own. goal is to build and program a robot.

    should i start learning about hardware or software? even with software i guess there are in many different languages.

    would i have to buy hardware parts? or a kit? is it cheap? any idea of good kits? and would i have to buy any software too? any there any good tutorial on youtube? sorry for a lot of question. any advice you give me will be helpful.

    i want to software in java or c just become i already how who to use it. also i dont want to program kids looking robot like legos etc.. i want to program a robot that i can show other people. i am sure some legos robots are not for kids but my family and friends dont understand software or computers so they probably would laugh it me for it.
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    > would i have to buy hardware parts? or a kit? is it cheap? any idea of good kits? and would i have to buy any software too?
    Do you know how to use google ?

    As with anything, you get what you pay for.
    A $20 robot might only have simple commands to move and needs to be plugged into the host computer all the time.
    A $200 robot might have sensors as well, and able to work independently of the host computer.

    > i am sure some legos robots are not for kids but my family and friends dont understand software or computers so they probably would laugh it me for it.
    Seems like a good opportunity to see who your real friends are then.
    Presumably, these same 'friends' are also relying on you for free tech support for their pc, laptop, phone or whatever.

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    My mistake, I should have just pointed you to this FAQ because of your rambling open ended questions.

    Oh and congrats on the -ve rep without any further comment.

    Good luck on getting any help from anyone if you can't be bothered to either do any basic research yourself, or even enter into a dialog to try and resolve your issues.

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    Good luck on getting any help from anyone if you can't be bothered to either do any basic research yourself, or even enter into a dialog to try and resolve your issues.
    In the spirit of this, I'm going to close this thread. A resource has been provided, as well as interpersonal relationship advice (somehow).
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