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Robot eyes

Gives your robot more personality

A simple method to build robot eyes as for instance robots like NAO or DARwIn have. The drawing is nearly self-explanatory:

Cut a 2 cm piece from a 10 mm dia. plexiglass rod, grind the two surfaces plain, drill on one end a 4 mm dia. hole with a depth of 5 mm, on the other end a hole with a dia. of 5 mm with a depth of 5 mm. Insert in the 5 mm hole a RGB LED (secure it as needed with a drop of super glue), fill the 4 mm dia. hole with black colored epoxy glue (dry to avoid bubbles). 2 component epoxy glue can be colored with nearly every synthetic resin varnish. Just spray some synthetic resin varnish of your desired color into a cup, mix it carefully with the 2 component epoxy glue and apply it accordingly. Let it harden for at least 24 h. Control the LED's in parallel through 3 driver transistors with 3 PMW output pins of your micro controller.

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very simple, I like that. You just need to cover the outside of the plexiglass to let no light out there

collect this one. :)