April 22, 2012
Hi, I'm a beginer in this kind of robotics so please hang with me if i ask stupid questions or don't know how to do simple things. This is a project I thought would be fun and a overall good challenge, so far all i have done is a prototype for the wing design. The wing should be able to fold in and fit next to the body. Ill post any updates in this blog and will start a project when i start making the real robot, and not prototypes.
This robot will hopefully do the following:
- walk (most important)
- open/close wings
- open/close mouth
- wag tail
- Flag wings
- be voice controlled
I am planning on using (electical parts) :
- VRbot- 1
- Servo - 12
- Speaker - 1
- Arduino Mega 2560 and the sensor shield
- Ultrasonic Distance sensor
- Light sensor
- Motion Sensor
Estimated Cost $288.87
Here is a picture of the prototype for the wing. It is kinda hard. to see but the pieces of metal are held togather with fishing line. Also i added a gear that is connected to the longest piece of metal, so the wing will be able to open and close.
THe Foot prototype. The real one will have a wide base, but overall the same design. What i want from the foot is the ablity to bend so if it encounters a raised object it won't completely fail.
Designs: (Please tell me if you see a flaw in them)
Questions i have that i hope yall may be able to answer and save me hours of online searching:
If you have any tips, or can give any help at all please say so in the comments