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    Hello,

    I am doing the extended project qualification and was thinking about designing, creating and programming a robot. I thought this would be useful as I want to study computer science at university. I really would like to try an get an A* so I need to come up with something impressive and creative. I have very little previous experience with robotics/programming so I need as much help as possible.

    Could anyone provide me with innovative ideas and explain the basics of how I could start? I don't want to buy a robot kit or copy youtube tutorials exactly as I think this won't show much creativity. I would rather come up with the ideas and how to make it by myself and create a robot that has a purpose. I really want it to be something impressive!! Also, I am more interested in the computer science side rather than the electronics side, so I would like my project to have a computer science focus.

    I have a small budget, so I want to build something great but for the least amount of money possible. Also, bear in mind I can use school equipment and resources such as sanding machines/soldering etc… so I am flexible with resources.

    Any help would be incredibly useful! I will be very grateful for any directions/ideas.

    Many thanks!
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    (Original post by holdyourbreath)
    Hello,

    I am doing the extended project qualification and was thinking about designing, creating and programming a robot. I thought this would be useful as I want to study computer science at university. I really would like to try an get an A* so I need to come up with something impressive and creative. I have very little previous experience with robotics/programming so I need as much help as possible.

    Could anyone provide me with innovative ideas and explain the basics of how I could start? I don't want to buy a robot kit or copy youtube tutorials exactly as I think this won't show much creativity. I would rather come up with the ideas and how to make it by myself and create a robot that has a purpose. I really want it to be something impressive!! Also, I am more interested in the computer science side rather than the electronics side, so I would like my project to have a computer science focus.

    I have a small budget, so I want to build something great but for the least amount of money possible. Also, bear in mind I can use school equipment and resources such as sanding machines/soldering etc… so I am flexible with resources.

    Any help would be incredibly useful! I will be very grateful for any directions/ideas.

    Many thanks!
    Heya, I'm going to put this in the sciences forum for you as you should get more responses there.

    You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=51
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    I've just been reading an article about a work experience placement bit.ly/1oqSIC4 Could you not do something similar and join a Robotic shop/organisation close to home? It will stand you in good stead for future careers too
 
 
 
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