Step 1: Here is a list of the basic hardware used to Build Sparky Jr.
For the Robot ChassisMac Mini computerLilliput 7 VGA car-puter monitoriRobot Create robot chassisKeyspan serial to USB adapterLogitech USB desktop microphoneCreative Labs Ultra webcam VF0060USB powered speakers12 v. 7Ah ...
Currently, our controller software runs only on a Mac, but the next version will work on both Mac and PC, which will allow a wider range of hardware options.
If the text on your Sparky monitor is too difficult to read because you are using a small TV instead of a VGA monitor, you may want to use a second monitor for the software set-up. Once it is complete, you can switch back to Sparky's permanent monitor.