Fubo assembled and partly wired :
Painted the base in PINK:
Serial enabled LCD is working:
This is Fubo, a robot toy for my daughter. To put it briefly, Fubo was created to demonstrate the possibilities of interacting with human beings. Fubo has different modes, for instance a teaching mode, entertaining mode, an emotional mode and a kind of Tamigotchi/Furby-mode. Fubo has 6 servos, 1 loudspeaker, a LCD display, 2 IR sensors to detect movements, 1 microphone, a speech recognation module and a speech module (mp3), controlled by an Arduino Mega 2560.
I can freely program the robot and adjust it to the current development of my daughter and her wishes. Parents could share the programs, and later, maybe, my daughter can program the robot by herself (but I guess, the Arduino Mega is then not up to date anymore :)
The mouth, the ears and the eyes were made by a two component epoxy based filling and moulding putty, then painted with Tamiya colors. The eyelids are made from plastic Christmas tree balls, the eyelashes from thin carton, then soaked with super glue, which makes the carton rock sturdy.
Fubo's head finished:
Backside of the head. Ear movement is unsynchronized by purpose:
Fubo's head with pan/tilt unit:
Construction of the base. I used an old perf board as a drilling template for the loud speaker opening:
More updates later...