Instructables

K-9 The Autonomous Robot Pet

Picture of K-9 The Autonomous Robot Pet
DSC06915.JPG
DSC06952.JPG
DSC07199.JPG
DSC06914.JPG
DSC07015.JPG
DSC07020.JPG
DSC07079.JPG
DSC07171.JPG
DSC07127.JPG
DSC07190.JPG
DSC07126.JPG
DSC07086.JPG
DSC07196.JPG
His autonomous programming prevents him from getting stuck as he explores his surroundings. A 3-D map of the environment assists in his decisions and movements. Programming detects human interaction and affects his activity. EMIC voice module allows him to speak. IR detection allows him to follow infrared sources (remote controls) or an IR infrared ball. Pager motors let his ears spin. LED's for eyes. Sharp analog IR sensor for distance on his nose. 2 Servo's let his head move up/down and left/right.

His brain is the EZ-B from the EZ-Robot Project. Available at http://www.ez-robot.com

Lots of specifications and videos can be found here: http://www.dj-sures.com/robots
coolcat5414 days ago

Great. Now how do you make it ?

Ninjadash999 months ago
i would pay you money to make a steampunk looking version of this.
someone should do this with a roomba!
some one has see ez-robot.com for all your robotic needs.
Very, very nice. Now someone needs to build a sonic screwdriver, and then a TARDIS.
tardis buliders
Sonic screwdriver already available from thinkgeek: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/8cff/ along with the small TARDIS http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/9223/?cpg=ab

Build your own full-size (or smaller) TARDIS: http://www.asciimation.co.nz/tardis/
I got those already. Just would like to do more with my Sonic Screwdriver that recharge glow in the dark paint. (open Doors, hack through computers, blow down electronics)
I have a suggestion for you... 1. Move to Cardiff and live in a tent near the fountain thing by the rift. 2. Wait for the Doctor to come to "refuel" 3a. Beg him for his sonic screwdriver 3b. If all else fails hit him over the head, take his screwdriver, leave a note saying your sorry but had no choice, and flee the country
better version: steps 1 and 2 as before but step three is to attempt to stow away in the tardis, step 4 (if you can't stow away) is to knock out the Doctor and Rory and steal the sonic and step five is to steal the tardis and shag amy when you get bored. :D
tinker2342 years ago
wow what program does it speak can i do one in metal
tzq33tdq2 years ago
Can you give me more info about the 3d mapping???
jwoo20233 years ago
Did you get the idea from the TV show? And if you did, is this the old or new version of K-9?
djsures (author)  jwoo20233 years ago
i got the idea from the old tv show from the 80's with tom baker :) . he's my second favourite doctor!
Who is your favorite? K9 also meets David Tennant as the doctor.
djsures (author)  lockpick3 years ago
some ppl may not agree with me. but my favourite is sylvestor mccoy! i like the way he rolled his rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs
tzq33tdq3 years ago
how do i make it able to map???
lockpick3 years ago
instructable!!! please?
djsures (author)  lockpick3 years ago
sadly there are no detailed photos of the body. if i were to attempt an instructable, it would be denied due to lack of information.

but! have no fear :) .. if you were to make your own, it would only be the body that you'd have to design yourself. since it is made with styrene, it is available at most hobby stores. or even online from ebay (which is cheapest)

you can watch one of my other videos (Tamiya Bulldozer). that would get you the parts necessary to get the robot moving... and with a bit of electronic brain power :)

good luck!
movieman973 years ago
Does he have a nose-laser?
MajorPayne4 years ago
Nice work!!!

One question though, how did you implement the 3-D map into the programming?
iProton4 years ago
 Oh. OH! Does he fly over stairs, fires lasers from his nose and say "affirmative!"? :P

A.I. is the future, and as this slideshow shows... you can do this at home :P
robot1174 years ago
inspired by Jimmy nutron much??? lol
Kiteman5 years ago
Awww....

Timelord Poochie!

Instructable required!
I see u everywhere
I am everywhere...
This is awesome make a Instructable on this
this is by far the best thing I have seen on Instructables you definitely need to make a Instructable on this
iman5 years ago
that's friggin awesome I know how hard it is to write an instructable for a robot (I've tried) but this needs one !
Dragon Maze5 years ago
I agree on the NEED for an actual Instructable, but crazy good mention for bringing us the beloved K-9!!!! Yeah his show's pilot bombed, but he always was fun on Doctor Who lo these past 20+ or so seasons of the show! (He did not appear till later in the show, hence I did not say 30+)
Sandisk1duo5 years ago
Awesome-ness!
gmoon5 years ago
Dude-- this made me smile, well done. A real, in-depth, instructable on this build would be great.
canida gmoon5 years ago
Seconded, on all counts!
Doctor What5 years ago
*jealous* I want an instructable!
tieguy5 years ago
eh. not an accurate body. but nice work on the automaton itself.
mrbob10005 years ago
now that is what im talking about!
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!