Wall-E Personal Assistant with Raspberry Pi #PiDay
Look, Wall-E and a cat! Thanks to Stefano Filippone for sending pointing us to this project!
Terminator Wall-e is my personal assistant based on Raspberry Pi3 and moved by 5 XL-320 robotics servo by Robotis. All mechanical parts have been 3D printed using a FlashForge Creator PRO. I’ve choosen to use XL-320 servos because of their small size and ability to be chained using the Robotis openCM controller. They perform very smooth movements which you can appreciate on the videos I uploaded.
This is a Terminator version of Wall-e because the video input he captures using the PiCamera is processed through OpenCV and the output is displayed using a Terminator style view. Terminator Wall-e is programmed using Python and PyGame.
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