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By Nick Green
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About this project

   I recently read the story about Hitchbot being destroyed in Philadelphia shortly after starting its journey. As a citizen of the greater Philadelphia region it upset me immensely, the initial project was to see if Robots could trust humans. Apparently you're very able to.......  unless you come to the City Of Brotherly Love. Irony abounds.


   The robot itself is not overly complicated..... "HitchBOT has a bucket for a torso, blue swimming-pool noodles for arms and legs and a smiling LED panel for a face, protected by a cake saver. It wears yellow gloves on its hands, and wellies -- rubber boots -- on its feet. Inside is a simple tablet PC and some components from Arduino, the open-source electronics platform. Together, all the parts cost about $1,000." (Exert from the article by Brandon Griggs of CNN).

    A few of my tech savy friends and myself will be working to rebuild the robot. The funding will go directly towards buying:

A tablet computer

4 new bendable solar panels.

Body parts (bucket, pool noodles, dish gloves, Protective clear headpiece, and ofcourse.... Ridiculous looking boots)

Assorted Arduino parts including, but not limited to:

Adafruit Wave Shield 


3 - 12x24 LED matrixVoice Recognition Shield

Between now and the finishing date, I'll be building a more exact list of the parts required. I shall also try to get ahold of Dr Frauke Zeller and Professor David Smith (original hitchBOT creators) for any advice. Once funding is received everything will be ordered and assembled. I'll be making short videos and taking photographs along the way.

Risks and challenges

A+ certs, Language certs, a few degrees, and a soldering iron. We will get this robot to San Francisco.

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