Hullo everyone, my name is Helena. I am a complete noob in every sense of the word. I am one of those perpetual students (I know very little about a lot).
Actually came by the robotics thing by accident (like everything else). I am into cars and motorbikes. Then my imagination was captured by RC cars etc, and then I thought... hmm how cool if you could make them do anything you programmed into it.
However, I have been trying to wrap my head around resistors, capacitors, circuit boards etc... and now know enough to embarrass myself should anyone ask a question. In other words, its still all elementary. But I found its really fun.
Then there is programming. Sure I have some skills as a graphic designer in this field (though could not be called a programmer or even a developer)... you see where I am going.
I still want to learn this stuff, but then I found this site.
Now what to do? My kit will arrive eventually, where do I start? I was thinking maybe one of my 'crawler' cars would be a funky platform for a robot. Or one of my tanks. But then I started reading about other peoples projects and thought.. where are the noobs? Where are the clueless? Where do they start? Do I have to buy another robot to make a robot? Would it be impossible for me to make one from scratch? Any other noobs out there?