This is a great project for 4H, Boyscouts or as a classroom introduction to robotics.
I'll teach you how to build and program the robot you see in this picture.
Don't be alarmed by the number of wires you see in the photo!
This Instructable will take you step-by-step to building your robot that has the following features:
- IR remote control using a Sony compatible remote or universal remote
- Ultrasonic detection using an inexpensive HC-SR04 module
- Bluetooth communication in BASIC to your Bluetooth enabled PC or Android terminal program.
While this robot uses a Parallax Propeller as it's brain, you don't have to know anything about programming to get started. I've already blazed the trail ahead of you with programs you can load which will allow you to control it with a simple universal remote control, or in simple BASIC using Bluetooth.
I promise you'll have a great time with this project, perhaps so much so that you'll become hooked on robotics by the end of this project.