The project that was proposed to us consisted of finding an interesting application for voice control. With one of our members being a fan of robotics, and following on the footsteps of our previous project*, we decided to build a remote controlled robot that would use voice command as an added feature for people who aren't used to manipulating complex remotes with multiple buttons (in other words, non-gamers ;) ).
The team responsible for the accomplishment of the robot is composed of (in alphabetical order):
- Alexandre Bolduc, Computer Engineering
- Louis-Philippe Brault, Electrical Engineering
- Vincent Chouinard, Electrical Engineering
- JFDuval, Electrical Engineering
- Sebastien Gagnon, Electrical Engineering
- Simon Marcoux, Electrical Engineering
- Eugene Morin, Computer Engineering
- Guillaume Plourde, Computer Engineering
- Simon St-Hilaire, Electrical Engineering
As students, we don't exactly have unlimited budget. This forced us to reuse a lot of material, from polycarbonate to batteries to electronic components.
Anyways, I'll stop rambling now and show you what this beast is made of!
Note: To keep with the spirit of sharing, all the schematics for the PCB as well as the code that drives the robot will be given in this instructable... Enjoy!
*See Cameleo, the color changing robot. This project wasn't finished on deadline, notice the unequal movements, but we still managed to receive a mention for innovation for our "Color Matching" feature.