This looks like what I need to build a full-sized Dr. Who K-9 from scratch.
I am a total noob when it comes to building electronic things however.
The main concern I have is how to power everything with a 12V battery correctly.
I will need it to run the wheel motors (looks like I need an additional part to do that), the sounds, lights, motorized antenna, ear and tail servos, a large lcd panel, move and activate a laser pointer (he's got a 'nose gun'), plus power the main ez robot board. I will probably add the distance sensor for collision avoidance and might try to add the camera if it's small enough. When not autonomatous, I'd like to control the robot by a remote control (? if the Wii would do this without a wifi connection).
I'm uncertain how to go about tacking on these components without frying something (do I have to add resistors?) and was wondering if there's a website that explains this in a step by step fashion. The astromech building sites don't seem to go over that and the K-9 building sites really don't talk about how to put ALL the electronics together (only the pieces). I did see some posts about modding the main board to accept an different power supply, but the main concern I have is understanding how to power the whole package correctly.
Can someone point me to a good website that would help me understand this sort of thing? I knew I should have paid more attention in high school!
thanks in advance,