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Offline SchnuchiTopic starter

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Newbie needs help
« on: November 03, 2014, 03:50:07 PM »
Hey there. Robots have always been a passion of mine, and I've decided to give making 'em a try. The only problem here is that I don't know anything about it. I've decided I should start out with something really easy. As I am a fursuit maker, I want to blend in some robotica in my new fursuit. Everything would be cool : eyes closing, lips moving, nose sniffing. But I think my first project will be moving ears and a wagging tail. And I need your help! Because I have absolutely no clue how I will begin. I could guess I shall need some servo's (as much as 2 for each ear? Kind of depending on the movements I want from it, of course) , a board, processor.. But I really need feedback and advice please. Thank you for your time!

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 05:55:52 PM »
Welcome to the world of robotics.

This site has a $50 tutorial for building your first robot http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot.shtml
Robots for Roboticists Blog - http://robotsforroboticists.com/

Offline Fr0stAngel

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 01:47:50 PM »
hello, and welcome :)

Your idea seems interesting... I believe it'd be best for you to gain some knowledge on simple sensors and actuators that you can used. A good starting place is the tutorials here .

http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors.shtml
and
http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors.shtml

Oh, and for working with fabrics, many people like to work with Arduino Lilypad
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardLilyPad

You may find these projects interesting (although none of them use servos :( )
http://www.wired.com/2013/01/wearable-arduinos/#slideid-351551

Good Luck and Have fun learning
'crazy' is the new hype! =)

 


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