Let's Make Robots!

Alfredo (aka K2K9)

Tries to act like a dog

This was a robot built by me and renatose in past September at Campus Party Europe in London. (I know it's a bit late).

After some drinks in one of the nights we decided that we should build a robot with the empty cans we had. However the security guards didn't tought it was a good idea to let us enter the event site with two plastic bags filled with empty beer cans at 3 am in the morning and after about ten minutes Renato agreed to put the cans in the trash.

In spite of that, we wanted to build the bot anyway so we started going around the tables asking people for empty bottles and finally got enough material to start working. We used four coke bottles as the legs and a pringles can as the body.

In terms of electronics it had 5 micro servos, one for each leg and other for the tail and three sharp sensors, one pointing front and two for the sides so we could "pet" it.

It could sit, give the paw, lean forward and also walk, but only if we pulled him using the power cord.

It was really nice to walk him around as people loved to play with it, specially the girls :-P

 

EDIT: On the video the sensors weren't being used, so here is another one, shot by someone else: http://instagram.com/p/d-AyJbnmDD/

 

Oh, and those eyes, who can recognise them?

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Definitely, K2K9 was one of the Campus Party robotics highlights.

BTW, I remember this place, near the Tesco super market. Where we watched the Flunkyball battles at night. 

Hope to see you there next year drakuni! :D

They are from the bedmonster chaser from CP europe 2012!!! :D

That is so nice! It's a real shame that i couldnt come tho this CP, but hopefully we will all meet next year! :D

This is an awesome robot!

He looks great! Very cute motions. :D

Another creative and interactive robot! Personally, I have trouble coming up with systems requiring anything more than commands when it comes to human interaction.

That is fantastic!  Campus party looks like so much fun-all sorts of creative brilliant people.  You did an amazing thing here.  This would have been a great entry in ChickenParmi's scrapbin Challenge!  It kind of made my day when he sat down.