Greetings all,

I am new to the board and fairly new to building robots. I wanted to build a rover that I could use to experiment with autonomous operation, telepresence, etc. I already have a Lynxmotion A4WD1 rover for the platform, with the Sabertooth 2x10 motor controller and a Phidgets servo controller. My original plan was to mount a small laptop without the lcd display as the brains, but I recently discovered the Fit-PC Slim, a very small PC based on the Geode LX800 cpu that can run either Linux or Win XP, has built-in wireless and usb, and requires only 6 watts and can run on a 12v battery. It looks to be about the size of a pico-itx, not as much cpu power, but should be sufficient for my purposes.

The Fit will leave plenty of room on the rover for some sensors and a webcam. I already have a DLink DCS-5300G but may get a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 and mount on a servo pan/tilt kit, also controlled with the Phidgets controller.

I will be coding in VB6 because I am too old/lazy to learn a new language, so I will be searching the download area for example code. So thanks in advance for any help. I will post up pics when I get everything together.