Introduction: Corporate Companion
We're going to build the ultimate business accessory, a robot companion for all your corporate needs.
Including inspirational quotes and buzzwords!
Below a quick overview of the content.
- Introduction and showcase video
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- Adafruit Mini External USB Stereo Speaker
- Plastic ornament balls
- Felt furniture pads
- Popsicle stick
- Hot glue gun (generic)
- Tape, Duct
Step 1: Introduction and Showcase Video
Step 2: Suitcase
Every accomplice needs a body, in this case an old suitcase.
It has two advantages, it’s plain and professional looking, and there are plenty of cheap ones available in second hand stores!
Step 3: Personality
Believe it or not, some personality is required.
A pair of eyes and a nice mustache will do the trick.
We make the eyes out of clear plastic ornament balls.
Spray painting the inside gives them a nice glossy look and adding some felt furniture pads as pupils finishes them off.
Step 4: Movement
Our buddy should be able to move.
A servo is able to move the lid up and down, giving it a very natural, talking look.
Step 5: Voice
The final step is giving him a voice.
Writing some must have soundbites and using this text-to-speech service leaves us with some very neat mp3s.
All that is left to do is plugging in a USB speaker and setting it as the default audio device.
Step 6: Result
And there you have it, a corporate friend to give you meaningful advice and help you get through the toughest of meetings!