New to Robotics!

(Disclaimer: I chose this topic as it seems to be the only robotics category here that might suit my needs. I am very new to robotics as a whole, so I apologize in advance if this is not the correct place to be asking this question.)

Hello! I recently got into robotics, and have an end goal of replicating an animatronic version of “Wheatley” from the game “Portal 2”, but I soon remembered that I have absolutely no clue about what i’m doing, or even where to start. So now I have this question “Where do I begin?”

I looked up some videos and read some “intro to robotics” wiki hows, but they all seemed more “Robot fighting to the death” centric and I’m not sure if I should be learning about those robots for a project like this, but maybe I’m wrong.

If someone could point me in the right direction on where to start I would greatly appreciate it!


If you have availability on Tuesday evenings, please come to the interactive room and meet the Dallas Personal Robotics Group. Fun factoid, the DMS was birthed from us, and we would be happy to help you figure out a game plan. We are assuming you are not talking about him hovering though, that would be cost prohibitive.


Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to stop on by! And no I don’t think my barista wage can supply a hovering Wheatley lol.

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