shortly after buying my r-pi at makerfaire i decided to upgrade my BoB design. things got out of hand and BoB the Pi-Ped was born.
He went from a 3d printed 4 servo waddling robot to a 3d printed 13 servo humanoid robot with an on-board pi and arduino for brains and servo control. Here is the sad part of this story. my computer that had all of the files and programs for the robot i was developing decided to die. so all i have now is what was saved to my dropbox.
Cool...so what does it do?
GOOD QUESTION! My plans were simple, to replicate those big bad humanoids at a much cheaper cost to build, while still having the same capabilities. its backpack hosts a pi while the torso has plenty of room for a servo controller and lipo battery, and the head can house an arduino and even a web cam, making the possibilities endless, he can track objects not in just 2d but actually follow them around a room, he can play fetch with your dog, run a robot marathon, cook a 5 star meal, or just sit on your desk. i plan on adding smartphone control as well as voice commands, and giving him a voice to speak as well. and all the usb,hdmi,and network ports will stay open. so he can even be used as a desktop pc. imagine not needing a separate computer to program just log in and get to work. he can even be piloted from around the world! he can be your own c3p0 and all this packed into a robot a little under a foot tall!
So....Where is it? all i see is a picture
well because my computer failed i cannot get the parts printed because there are still minor tweaks to do before i print him. all of my development tools ere also on that computer. but work will resume! keep an eye out for updates.
servo count: 11 9gram metal gear servos ans 2 standard servos
power: 1 11.1v lithium battery
brains: r-pi sending commands to an arduino or serial servo controller
input: web cam vision, microphone ears
output: speaker for speech and led mouth
thats all i have for now please check back for updates. and consider voting for me!
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Raspberry Pi Contest