Hi! As the thread title states, I'm totally new at this hobby. I'm fascinated by robotics and animatronics as they appear in media and theme parks, and I was hoping to learn how they work by doing. Unfortunately, I don't really know where to start. So, I was wondering if there's a beginner friendly project anyone could suggest to get my foot in the door?
(I apologize if this is a stupid question and/or this isn't the right place for it) Thanks in advance!
Hi and welcome! Best place to start is just to pick a project and see it through. Eye mechanisms are always good and there are lots of examples online. You can even use ping pong balls or wooden balls/beads for the eyes. I would just stick to something that has maybe just a couple of inexpensive servos and then you can make it move using either a standard R/C radio/receiver or program it to move using an Arduino.