MobBob is a smart phone controlled, 3D-printed robot that I designed and have been working on. He was inspired by the popular, 3D printable BoB the Biped robot.
He is on Thingiverse here:
And I’ve recently created an easier to print and assemble version! MobBob V2:
The Bluno (Arduino) code for MobBob can be found on GitHub:
The latest version of the Android app can be downloaded from Google Play:
(The app is free to download, has no ads, and no IAP.)
You can find some detailed assembly and wiring instructions here:
His app was written using the Unity game engine, and his current features include:
- Speech recognition – For conversation and commands
- Computer vision – Face Detection, Colored Ball Detection
- Interaction via a touch screen interface
- Walking around
- Using movement to emote
- Using his screen face to emote
The phone communicates with MobBob’s body using Bluetooth.
He does not have many parts, and can be built easily and cheaply! He can do quite a lot for a small robot! 😀
You can see him in action here:
A few people have been asking how to wire up MobBob! Here’s a diagram using the Bluno Beetle, and the Battery Booster that I use.
(See here for some additional notes about the diagram: http://www.cevinius.com/2015/09/19/mobbob-wiring-diagram/)
You can use other Bluno boards like the Bluno Nano. You can also use other 5V Battery Boosters.