Hi all, this is my first post here and my first serious foray into hobby robotics (I’ve built a kit from Amazon and found it limiting!) so I want to be sure I do this right!
To that end, I’d appreciate any advice and guidance to get me on the right road, please.
I want to build a small (about 300mm long) tracked crawler with, eventually, LIDAR for collision avoidance and a camera that streams back via WiFi or Bluetooth. Once I’m comfortable with this base I’ll start adding things like arms etc.
I stumbled across ROS earlier today and have been doing a lot of reading but have not found a clear answer to a very basic question: What operating system and version of ROS should I start with on a Raspberry Pi4 8GB?
I’m leaning towards Ubuntu 20.4 64-bit with ROS Melodic Morenia - is that a sensible combination?
Also, I’d appreciate pointers or links to any recommended:
- ‘getting started’ guide
- online training
Thank you in advance