Okay here's a bit of a tangent but if you follow my thinking for a bit you'll see where I'm coming from and hopefully going to.
I am currently trying to make "Lawrence" - a combination Viki/Jarvis from the movies I-Robot / Jarvis & Ironman.
I have been trying to do this for years but always came up against the brick wall of needing more time and having to learn more code... time mostly (I am a technology teacher in New Zealand.)
Well this year I completely revamped my teaching programme and brought my neglected hobby into the classroom... and the students and I got hooked.
We tried Arduino but this was amazingly simple compared to where I had come from 30 years earlier but still too complicated for most of the kids. Then I discovered the EZ-Robot.... watched a number of DJ Sures videos and then saved like mad... for the EZ-Robot kit.
Now I have done more in three weeks tan I have done in the last 30 years of tinkering.