UPDATE: 12/21/2011 - Robot Zombie Dance, Smaller head (see below)
Born in dreams of 1980's, realized today.
What follows is my proposed design for a robot. A robot with a simple design, that is easy to share and change. A robot you can build with a hand saw or a laser cutter; from cardboard or karbonite. A robot you can share; and change. This is your robot. A for the people. A robot born in the dreams of the 1980's and realized today. A robot your children and your children's children will look back on and say 'that was THE ROBOT"
But I need your help. I don't have all the answers. I don't even have all the questions. But maybe YOU do - so please post comments. Leave your wishes and dreams; your 'why didn't you... s" and 'what if you... s'. Tell me what to build, and I will build it; then it will break; and then we will try again. And maybe, just maybe we'll get it right.
To this end I humbly submit to you --- Wendell --- Wendell the Robot.
Wendell is like a baby, silly and small, with a big head, tiny legs, and often, a funny smell. It is not the end but the beginning. An affirmation that says 'I can make that; I can make that BETTER!
Also - I'm submitting this to the shop-bot contest - I would us it to build robots
- VOTE FOR ROBOTS -
-Also - If you want me to make you one or send you all the pieces - check out my kickstart project:
PROGRESS UPDATE: 12/21/2011
Working on a Robot Zombie Dance based on the "thriller dance". A little tough without a waist, legs, or elbows. Check out the video bellow.... but don't get to excited.
Also - built a version with a smaller head and some shoulders.
Step 1: Let's begin
Simple to build and easy to share.
- All designs created using freely available software
- Scallable Vector Graphics are preferred.
Open source electronics and software
- Arduino based microelectronics
- Arduino and Processing development enviroment
- Simple motors and mechanics
- Simple sensors
Note: an alternate 'skinny, small head' version is attached to this step. (next step has original files - big head, fat)