A while ago, I built a PICAXE-based Touchless Sensor Controlled Robot that used a hand movement-tracking Leap Motion sensor to drive. Unfortunately, that robot needed to be plugged into a computer to function, which limited its usefulness. To fix this, I decided to go wireless with a Particle Photon-based robot.

This robot also supports keyboard control, so if you don't have a Leap Motion or don't want to shell out $80 USD for it, you can easily use your keyboard instead.

Step 1: Materials - Parts

To build this Wi-Fi Leap Motion robot you will need:

  • 1x Particle Photon (a Core may work too, but I haven't tested this)
  • 1x L293D dual H-bridge motor controller
  • 1x LM7805 voltage regulator
  • 2x 100uF capacitors
  • 2x 0.1uF capacitors
  • 1x power switch
  • 1x half-size breadboard
  • 1x 9V battery
  • 1x motor power battery (I used 6 AA batteries which gave me 9V total)
  • 2x motors with wheels (I got mine from an old line-following robot kit)
  • 1x robot body (I used a 4.75" x 4.75" piece of plexiglass)
  • 2x small bolts (these will keep the front of the robot from touching the ground, and can be any size)
  • 4x nuts (these will attach the bolts to the robot body)
  • Some wire
  • Tape
<p>Impressive, well done !</p>
Hey, Nice project. I have a few detailed questions I was wondering if you'd be able to help me out?
<p>Sure, I'd be glad to help you with your questions. I'd suggest messaging me your questions, but you can also reply to this comment if you'd prefer.</p>
Hey, thanks for getting back to me. If you'd like to email me that's fine if you'd like. I need help on a project similar to your led cube, however I have limited experience with this type of work.
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<p>Very nice!</p>

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