So, today I looked at Arduino; seems very interesting. I still don't want to shell out the money just yet, as I have some questions, namely:
- Should I learn something about electronics? What and with what resources?
- What stuff should I buy? I have a limited, but not that small budget (probably up to 200€, but preferably less). I'm interested in getting a screen (mustn't be complex, but I would prefer one like that), some speaker, some way for it to move and a way to remotely control it. I would also want a battery. I also wan't to be able to use my board for many things in the future, so it shouldn't be too basic, I guess. I think I will go with the MEGA, is that smart?
- What resources do you recommend? Any books? Good tutorials besides what you find on their site?
- What are really cool extensions (e.g. screens) which I would be adviced to get/try?
Help greatly appreciated. Also, I have never developed for any embedded device, but I know C and computer architecture to some degree; I'm somewhat familiar with low level stuff.