Goals suggested by Robot Hacking Experts

  • Learning how old electronics can be re-used
* Learning to identify what parts are useful
* Learning how to unmount parts
* Learning how to reconnect parts
  • Drive a stepper motor
* Could use some of the scavenged parts from the previous goal, especially if there are printers or scanners to be dismantled
* Learn to identify which wires are which
* Then learn how to wire them up to a driver chip (like an L293D)
* And finally look at how you can drive that from a microcontroller like an Arduino
  • Get started with microcontrollers
* Find out how to write some software and download it to a microcontroller board like an Arduino
* Then work out how to wire a sensor up to the board and read its values