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While working on my first robot I ran into this problem. So I decided to make a quick second one just to keep me in the flow with all that new robotic-topics to learn. Inspired by an art installation I created the Gwünderer. This bot hangs on the wall inside a frame and shows up as soon as somebody passes by. Gwünderä stands for being curious about something. It is a Swiss dialect word. I thought it is a good match to what is the purpose of life of this little robot.

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fritsl's picture

Top arty shit!!

Gareth's picture

This is one neat idea ...... This is now on my list of things ToDo things.

What strikes me is its a way of introducing people into interactive robotics.

This would fit anywhere .......

Question :- Would it work through glass ?

ChuckCrunch's picture

i tryed using a pri in a clear plastick box and it never worked

Gareth's picture

In Which Swiss art gallery can i go see it..... ?

NilsB's picture

Do you mean the Gwünderer in an art gallery? Have not thought about it. Could work though. My kids love it. They play with it all the time. So it is a very simple robotic "art" that people intrinsically start to play with. But I have to switch from battery to wire and make the whole piece more robust. Thank you for this idea!

GroG's picture

Had a friend once who made a giant mechanical eye in an art museum.  He averaged the length of time someone would look at a piece of art. Then made his scupture look at the visitor for that time.. it would blink a couple times then the eye would appear dis-interested and look somewhere else....

Your piece gives happier feelings !

MetalmonkeeLad's picture

WUNDERBAR!

MetalmonkeeLad's picture

hahaha, very cool, welcome to LMR!

microbot777's picture

Ooh! Thats Awesome! Its very vute as well, what microcontroller did you use? And welcome to LMR! :D

NilsB's picture

Thank you for your comment. My first posting on LMR.

I used an Arduino Uno R3.