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August 30, 2017 AT 5:00 am

How to Make a Gesture Controlled Robot #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #DIY

This post is inspired by the gesture controlled Star Wars BB8 I fell in love with one day at the Apple store. I remember using the wristband attempting to control the little bot, but it was shaky at best. Needless to say, I’m very enthusiastic about this project by Tapendra Mandal that transforms a glove into a controller for a DIY robot. He uses a Lilypad Arduino, an accelerometer and a RF 433 transmitter/receiver. Tapendra’s video shows the complete build and the section that features the soldering of the proto board is really quite beautiful. Of course the real fun is watching the gesture control at the end. A complete parts list and circuit diagrams are available on Tapendra’s Youtube. If you want to learn more about stitchable sensors (including an accelerometer), check out our learning guide on Flora Sensors. You can make a wearable that reacts to motion, light, color and GPS—the force will certainly be with you. Show us what you make!


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