This is the project I started after being laid off in the 2007 economic freakout.
It really did help me feel busy for those sore months of holidays.
But hey - the old firms partners need their race car teams and other perks, right!?
This was built around wheelchair motors and CNC cut baltic birch. Visual C# was used for telemetry control and Mikroelectronica 'MikroC' was used for PIC 18F4550 USB hardware interface on the robot.
One thing I learned that should be passed on: a 3 wheel robot base is unstable and will not be able to turn on even mildly uneven terrain.
It can turn... But it also throws itself over onto the ground.
Enjoy this project?