0

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!


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

Join 7,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Zip it up

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython creates new assistive tech opportunities

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.