Hi Adabot and LadyAda, I just completed my StorageBot project for the Instructables ShopBot contest. It uses robotic technologies to help locate parts in bins using a very unique approach. You basically speak to the StorageBot and it “spits out” the parts you are looking for. I used a lot of common parts from the DIY community like stepper motors, a servo, an Arduino compatible processor and 3 meters of the addressable light strip from Adafruit. My favorite part of the project was a 10 minute video demoing the StorageBot but also explaining the significance of why we Makers build things.
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AWESOME! The videos are sort of lame, but damn is that ever cool. I think it might be cooler if you could send it a BOM and it would find the parts, rather than talk to it.
Wow! My own parts system INSTANTLY sucks. Time for an overhaul..