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What hardware would be good to invest in for a hobbyist?

Hello everyone.

I have been getting a little into ros now and would like to try and make a robot with some added hardware to it.

I have different things laying around, like arduino's, raspberry pi, motors, h-bridges, joysticks, gps module, kinect sensor etc.

I see some project using the razor 9 dof sensor board and was going to order it. but now I would like to know what different things would be good to purchase more for making a robot base that has ros packages to support it.? Just like an outdoor rover platform.

I don't have a lot of money and would like to not use more than $500 for now.. so no expensive laser scanners

It would also be preferred if there was a tutorial to follow along or a project that has been described.
at best I think the jetson hack site has some good information and wondering if I should acquire some of the same things.

What are some good hardware to acquire?

What hardware would be good to invest in for a hobbyist?

Hello everyone.

I have been getting a little into ros now and would like to try and make a robot with some added hardware to it.

I have different things laying around, like arduino's, raspberry pi, motors, h-bridges, joysticks, gps module, kinect sensor etc.

I see some project using the razor 9 dof sensor board and was going to order it. but now I would like to know what different things would be good to purchase more for making a robot base that has ros packages to support it.? Just like an outdoor rover platform. I will use some wheelchair motors and thinking about buying two of these encoders: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OMRON-Rotary-Encoder-E6B2-CWZ6C-2000P-R-with-Couplings-5-24v-12v-dc-/331739573483?hash=item4d3d382ceb:g:TPoAAOSwhkRWe8Tg

I don't have a lot of money and would like to not use more than $500 for now.. $500, at max $800 in a few months.. so no expensive laser scanners

It would also be preferred if there was a tutorial to follow along or a project that has been described.
at best I think the jetson hack site has some good information and wondering if I should acquire some of the same things.

What are some good hardware to acquire? acquire?

What hardware would be good to invest in for a hobbyist?

Hello everyone.

I have been getting a little into ros now and would like to try and make a robot with some added hardware to it.

I have different things laying around, like arduino's, raspberry pi, motors, h-bridges, joysticks, gps module, kinect sensor etc.

I see some project using the razor 9 dof sensor board and was going to order it. but now I would like to know what different things would be good to purchase more for making a robot base that has ros packages to support it.? Just like an outdoor rover platform. I will use some wheelchair motors and thinking about buying two of these encoders: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OMRON-Rotary-Encoder-E6B2-CWZ6C-2000P-R-with-Couplings-5-24v-12v-dc-/331739573483?hash=item4d3d382ceb:g:TPoAAOSwhkRWe8Tg

I don't have a lot of money and would like to not use more than $500, at max $800 in a few months.. so no expensive laser scanners

It would also be preferred if there was a tutorial to follow along or a project that has been described.
at best I think the jetson hack site has some good information and wondering if I should acquire some of the same things.

What are some good hardware to acquire?

And another question: If I was to order the razor 9dof from sparkfun the sen14001 version: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14001 would it be compatible with the ros package even though at the github page it says: 9 Degree of Measurement Attitude and Heading Reference System for Sparkfun 9DOF Razor IMU (SEN-10125 and SEN-10736) and SparkFun 9DOF Sensor Stick (SEN-10183, SEN-10321 and SEN-10724) https://github.com/Razor-AHRS/razor-9dof-ahrs