Taking a break from working on the legs. I have built 3 complete sets of legs, none of which work over the past 1 1/2 years. Have learned a lot about what doesn't work. The stronger you make them, the heavier they get, bigger motors, UGH!
So I decided to work on a remote control platform using the Raspberry Pi and "rest" my tired brain.
The platform uses Parallax motors and wheels and is based the design from the Parallax "Eddie Project".
I drew up and laser cut the red base and blue top out of plywood..
Drew up and 3D printed the plastic parts that hold the electronic parts for the speakers, Pi, pings, Pi camera, DC-DC regulator, RoboClaw motor controller, ect.
Am learning Python on a Raspberry Pi 3B. Will move the code to MRL at some point, which will give it more intelligence.
The head is 3D printed and has an Arduino Uno controlling the Adafruit neopixel ring to give the head colors and run the eyes. The Uno gets commands from the Pi.
The ping sensors stop forward and rear movement most of the time.
I am using a Wii controller over bluetooth to control it.
see youtube video https---youtu.be-ducvWng8338
having fun building,