Augmented Reality Animatronic Box Head


Hardware components:
Ggk box everything 600x400 v 2
littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets
×1
Servo (generic)
×2
littlebits arduino
×1
R8326274 01
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
×1
Software apps and online services:
Unity logo
Unity
Ide web
Arduino IDE
Logo cylon 2x
CylonJS Cylon.js

STORY

Combining the power of Littlebits with Augmented Reality, this project creates a head moving talking Augmented Reality Robot. With the use of 2 servos, I can make the box head move, the Augmented Reality app makes him talk and blinks. His eyes controls movement of his head. I added Littlebits Arduino connected to Raspberry Pi to communicate with Augmented Reality Phone app. If he looks up, his head moves up, if he looks left/right, his head follows. This is exciting because I just made a robot that randomly controls itself by moving his eyes. Amazing!

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HOW TO MAKE IT

STEP 1 : Put 2 Servos together

I used a hot glue gun to put two servos on top of each other. One rotating left and right, the other rotating up and down. After that, cut a piece of cardboard and fold it to make a box. I created a QR code for the Augmented Reality app, but you can draw a face on a piece of paper.

Augmented Reality Animatronic Box Head

STEP 2 : Connect servos to 2 slide dimmer bit and fork

In order to control the servos, I connected them to a slide dimmer. This will enable us to turn the head left or right, up or down. Now you have a simple animatronic puppet head. My little kids enjoyed playing this!

STEP 3 : Replace the Slide Dimmer Bit with an Arduino Bit

I wanted make this Bot move autonomously. Add a little brain, so I connected it to an Arduino Bit. Arduino is good way to control the Head, but I wanted to make it where I can remotely control the head. So I decided to look into connecting Arduino to Raspberry Pi.

Schematics of Augmented Reality Animatronic Box Head

I wanted make this Bot move autonomously. Add a little brain, so I connected it to an Arduino Bit. Arduino is good way to control the Head, but I wanted to make it where I can remotely control the head. So I decided to look into connecting Arduino to Raspberry Pi.

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