RodriBot - My first robot
After buying an Arduino starter kit and playing a little bit with it I found out that it's possible to create robots with it. Doing some research on internet I found this amazing website and I was amazed and inspired by all your creations here!
I decided to create my own little robot. I really like most of the robots Protowrxs create, so I am trying to imitate some of his creations (TED the biped).
This is my first robot, so I have made lots of mistakes, but with all the information available in this website it has been easy to have something that kind of works.
I used a Micro Magician V2 for the "brain" (I used TED the biped Base Code) and I built the chassis and feet out of the back of a picture frame. The "legs" are made cutting a plastic piece used to hide some screws in a IKEA mirror.
It has a very high center of gravity (due to the position of the batteries) and the plastic "legs" are quite weak, so the robot is quite wobbly.
I'm plannig to add a couple of LEDs and a piezo, and hopefully I will be able to create some interesting behaviours.
I finally added a couple of LEDs and a piezo. I have been trying to make him "dance" while he is playing the Imperial March. There must be a bug in my code that makes the melody stops for a second though.
I think he could have fallen to the dark side...
Every year my company gives their employees a couple of days to work on whatever they want. It's called 'creative day'. The third day everyone who has worked on something has to present his (or their) creations to the rest of the team.
For this year I made a little shortfilm with Rodribot. I know it is a weird update, as I actually didn't change or updated anything on the robot, but I think you may find the little movie... interesting.. :)