Re: [SeattleRobotics] bot help!
- Victor wrote:
> Hi, I'm Victor I'm a geek in a sense and an artist. Most of myI made a circuit with a couple of LDRs, a 555 timer, some discretes and an R/C
> geekdom is based on low tec stuff; clockwork technology, and
> woodworking machines. OMG have I gotten myself into one this time.
> So this friend of mine wants 20 human heads mounted on top of a wall
> in a hallway with sensors that will track (watch) people walking
> down the hall. And talk to them with MP3 player tracks.
> So I've built the heads in ceramic (life size), I've found a
> windshield wiper motor to drive them each, I've got the stuff to
> make pivots, shafts, and all the woodworking (framing). I have
> access to motor controllers that will match the motors, I have
> access to mp3 players, power supply's and speakers are easy I've
> picked out a sensor array that I think will work Sharp GP2Y3A002K0F
> Multi-Beam Ranging Sensor , and I think I've found a microcontroller
> that should be reliable and smart enough to tell the motor
> controller what to do. If you have a microcontroller that you are
> more familiar with I'm certainly not married to the one I found. As
> far as wiring these things together or programming the chip to
> understanding the signal that the sensors tell it well I haven't got
> a clue and I need help. And (of course) my budget is tight. Oh I do
> have a friend that can put together a breadboard and actually
> physically wire the stuff together. It's knowledge that I'm missing
> and I might could use some help working out bugs. Pesky critters
> I might be able to afford some actual money in trade for some help
> with this or trade something. I do some really phenomenal
> woodworking design/build or I have a metal lathe and can build parts
> that you're having problems getting to. Anyone need any really
> strong wooden gears? I'm going to download a set of photographs of
> my automatons if anyone wants to see them look up the photo
> file "Victor Machines"
> Thank you!
servo which tracked sources of light.. You could potentially do the same with
a pyro-electric detector or two, or maybe even just IR phototransistors if you
calibrate them well. Remember, people are warm, and therefore emit infra-red