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Updates to Apps and MobBob parts soon!

Sorry I have not been posting much recently. I just moved to a new apartment and have only just recently¬†setup my “lab” again. (The new space is much, much better!)

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Now that I’m settled into the new place, I’ll be doing app updates and designing new robots again. ūüėÄ

I have been working on some hardware updates to MobBob and I’ll post details (and STLs)¬†soon!! Here’s a sneak peak of this update… This MobBob iteration has a¬†Nexus 6 phone holder (Phablet!) and with a newly designed case for the Bluno Beetle to keep the wires hidden away and tidied up!

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MobBob and other bodies!

This post is a discussion and thoughts on using MobBob with other bodies.

Cliff posted the following question in the comments section:

Dear Cervinus;

I am developing a robot based off of the poppy robot chassis. I am not using the expensive dynamixel motors and am beating my head against the wall trying to learn programing. Sort of cart before the horse issues mostly. I’m switching gears and going to build a simpler biped to learn more.

I like the autonomous aspects of your robot and the voice recognition, vision from camera and usage of smartphone sensors etc in your app. Granted this is an as I learn more question can the app be modified to add more leg servos and arms gripper? Is that all in the arduino code or the android app as well?

Awesome project can’t watch to get started and have my Samsung s4 dance around on the table.

Thanks

Cliff

I started writing a reply in the comments section… but¬†it got fairly long and I started including some information that might be useful for other people who may be¬†thinking about other bodies for MobBob. (E.g. Earlier in the week, I saw a MobBob remix on Thingiverse (created by user Zalophus) with arms!)

So, I decided to turn the answer into a post.

Continue reading MobBob and other bodies!

What the world needs… is another blog!

While I know the statement above to be inherently untrue, I must have believed that at some point this evening, for I presently find myself, at this very instant, creating a blog.

This blog will primarily¬†serve as a place where I confess my obsession with making robots. However, I get distracted easily and have lots of interests… So, non-robotic thoughts¬†may¬†overflow into this space at¬†one point or another.