playing dr frankenstein
August 26, 2008
While out on the town during an anual festival I ran into something that I though would make a fun robot project.
Namely this thing:
it's a cheap toy robot that drives around making miscelanious annoying noises. It's 20 cm tall, 12 cm wide and 12 cm "deep". It drives around using a small DC motor powered by 3 AA's. The first thing I did when I got it home was take it apart, and as suspected it's fairly empty.
My Idea is to "upgrade" this thing with my picaxe chip, some servos and an ultrasonic sensor for object avoidance. I'll keep the battery compartment as is but replace the little DC motor with two modded servos. I thought I'd make holes on each side where the axles for the blue wheels are:
and attach the wheels to the modded servos after adding something to increase traction on the plastic wheels. Then I'd add a servo to control head movement and replace the eyes with an ultrasonic sensor:
if this all works I might add more stuff. If there's room it would be pretty easy to add servos to the arms and possibly a speaker or something.
what do you think?
I don't know much about servos, but I was thinking about using these
I would really like to hear your opinions about this before ordering servos and stuff. what do you think? can it be done?