So, I'm completely new to any kind of robotics and honestly don't know where to begin with any of this.
The project, as it is, was a silly idea that came about when talking with my daughters (ages 6 and 10) about how it sticks to pull a wagon around places like the zoo. We decided that it would be really fun to try and create our own motorized wagon "robot" that they dubbed C00K13 (aka. Cookie).
I thought this would be a fun learning experience for all of us and decided that, succeed or fail, we should try and get something done by the start of school in late August. The major problem I'm having is even where to begin on something like this. I am a software programmer that builds websites, so I know how to code at least, but that's it. I tried putting together a VERY loose project proposal just to wrap my head around everything, but I think I need some actual advice on where we should start on something like this.
I'm attaching the "proposal" so you all may be able to get a finer grasp on what little I have, but nothing (especially the idea for using Raspberry Pi) is set in stone. The project should be as simple as possible since we have limited time and extremely limited experience (or attention span for at least one of us )
I hope this inquiry fits within the realm of this blog and I apologize if it does not.