Let's Make Robots!

Zezinho, the poser

he's a poser










Playing with movements and poses.













Testing movements and different servo speeds.




This is Zezinho, a humanoid robot that likes to pose! :)



All the microservo supports where made with the amazing material Polymorph.

For now he is being controlled by 8 analog inputs, each input controls one microservo. In the future (as I hope) he will be controlled by a computer vision system where he will try copy real human poses in real time. I'm still programming servo control functions and movements presets.


This is the analog inputs setup and a custom servo shield.
I'm using an Arduino Mega because I need more than 6 analog inputs that the regular Arduino boards have and I don't have the time (or should I say patience) to digg around multiplexers..

I'm very lucky to have the support of InMotion.pt, they sent me the Arduino Mega for the first test drive. Thank you so much Filipe!! ;)

This robot will also be my final project for the course 'O Som do Pensamento'. It will be an instalation where the user will be able to control his poses with physical controllers. I've made a controller box in acrylic and will post photos as soon as I have it with me.



update 03-07-09


Click the image to see zezinho's new home  :)



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porno-bots??   lol

never thought of that :D

Thank you GroG

Ohhh your just a jackass to me!!! You make something that good!! I think i even couldt get a robot to BLINK! you get me to feel soo bad :(!
Guibot worked a lot on this, as I see it. It takes ages to get anywhere, just take it easy.

true, we all have to start somehow..  a couple of months ago, maybe one year, I was digging with my first arduino sketches.

No need to rush, just work hard, and most of all, HAVE A LOT OF FUN with your inventions and discoveries ;-)

Looks like a badass cyborg to me :D

Nice Polywork - quite a feat to sqweeeeze everthing in.

Im Looking forward to see it in action.

without the amazing Polymorph it would be almost impossible for me to achieve this :-)

wow! cool idea!

i cant wait for the video(s)


videos added  :)

here is an idea for you:

take any puppet or teddy, cut it up(from back or below, anywhere it wouldn't be seen)and place your robot inside it!

that would make a great animatronic ehh..        whatever it is (thats up to you)

that would also hide the joints and stuff :D