Sure, you want to make an affordable robotic/networked/embedded linux/mechatronix platform.
But, then you say to yourself,, “Self,, where would I find such a thing?”
Their friends at the Carnegie-Mellon Robotics Institute have developed the TeRK Telepresence Robot Kit it uses theQwerk base units to operate.
They’ve got a great page that has robots you can make, tells you what tools and parts you need exactly, and even where to get them! It’s great!!
Finally people have a shot at making useful, powerful robotic applications at a small scale, and learning how to go about it for a “reasonable” price (let’s face it, sometimes 349.00$ is a tad harder to come by than we want to admit, especially for you brainiac younglings).