The other day I was staring at my trash bin and there's an idea comes up in my mind. Since my wife is not home for while I think I should be able to do something about it. So, here you go. The progress of how AA was born.
Once upon a time, he was a trash bin:
Cut some spare pipe and cut 2 balls into half:(did I say 2 balls?)
Put wheels at bottom and he get new feet:
Seal the head and hand, also put servos into arms as joint:
Give it some color and cut a square on body to fit the brackets:
OK, we almost got the shell done.
Now step into electronic parts, (upside down the body, does this looks familier to you?) I use Arduino Mega and 2A H bridge.
I modified the head to make it looks more rusty and old style. Using RJ45 to connect 2 RGB LEDs as eyes.
Since the head modified, I should make the body old and rusty too. I drill a hole so I don't have to take out the Arduino out everytime I update the program. The door was using magnets(4 inside and 4 on door.) because I am lazy to do anymore screw works.
This is how he looks from back (R2D2 mutant now?):
In the front, I cut more holes for LCD and 2 range sensors and paint it in black so it looks like a belt and give it a bit stylish.
2 switch for main power and motor battey at back.
A shoot inside AA:
Here we go, AA is alive.
AA will have 2 modes to switch in between AUTO/MANUAL control.
I know it's probablly too much photo here but I want to give you more info and instead of my terrible English I am afraid won't be detail enough for some of you so I rather use photos to show you how it been made. Hope you enjoy it. :)
Before my wife come back from Taiwan with my new born son, I only got limit time to enjoy this robot making time. I don't know if I can make other furniture into toys.