Help build the first 50 Wendell Robots. Open design. Easy to build, change and share. Arduino compatible. Simple mechanics. Awesome. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 14, 2012.
About this project
I am developing a basic humanoid robotic platform. Construction is
simple and the electronics are Arduino compatible.
I would like to build and distribute at least 50 kits.
I have the equipment, but little funding for materials.
The proposed project includes:
-Refine the design for build-ability
-Create and distribute kits
-Publish all designs licensed as: Attribution Share Alike
-Solicit feedback from contributors
-Establish a network of user/developers
Design goals are:
Simple to build and easy to share.
Arduino based microelectronics
I have published my work so far as an Instructable, please take a look;
Some of my other projects are here:
Some of my wife's other projects are here:
Yes - and it should be pretty easy. The robot is controlled by an Arduino board, these include a usb port to allow serial communication. I do not have an iphone or Android, however I have often controlled robots through the serial port of a Netbook. Many poeple have done the same using iphone and Android.
Example (not my own) of arduino Iphone controlling Arduino:
Examples (mine) of motion controll using a netbook and arduino:
Thank you for asking this question -- it seems that Iphone projects are more succesful on kickstarter -- would you be more likley to back a robot project like this one if it included the use of an Iphone.
It is funny -- I personnaly don't need or want an iphone (I am usually at a computer and phone anyway) -- but I am thinking about getting one just to use in projects like these.
- (30 days)