Arduino Pom-Bot

For the in-class project I used one servo motor to create a simple flower in a pot. I cut a hole through the back of the cup to feed the wire through and created a flower to attach to the motor arm. The trickiest part was making sure the motor stayed put inside the cup […]

pom bot – justin franklin

This week in the maker 490 class, we continued our use of arduinos and created a little mini robot called a pom pom bot. I looked at some of the examples of ones that had been made in the past, and from what I saw it looked pretty straightforward and relatively simple. Unfortunately, I was […]

Pom Bot- Christian Amato

This week we learned how to program Arduinos and use them to operate inputs and outputs further than the previous week.  In class, I created this squirrel with a wagging tail by manipulating the delay sequences in the Arduino itself. I was pretty impressed with the overall result, considering it only took me the class […]

Pom Bot – Charis Ryu

In-class: one motor bot I created a cat bot with a wagging tail with a servo motor for the in-class project. I used a cardboard tube for the body and attached the motor inside the tube. Then, I created the bot’s face with a plastic lid and tail with wires, covering them with brown nonwovens. […]

Locomoting Pom-Bot

My in-class design for the locomoting pom-bot was based off the paper we were given with the chicken on it. I tried reconstructing the chicken with a moving piece. I chose to make the head movable to mimic the way a chicken would peck grass. For the body, I put together two cut pieces of […]

Skiing Pom Bot

In class      This week we got to make little robots, which was very fun. We had class on Halloween, so I decided to make a little ghost. I glued a popsicle stick to a servo and glued that into the cup so that it looked like it was waving. While working on it, […]

Arduino Locomotion

After last class where we worked with arduinos and sensors, we then moved to using servos with the arduino to make things move. The in-class assignment was to use a single servo to animate something. My thought was to use the materials at hand to create a kind of “boogie bot”. The idea was the […]

Daniel Shin – Assignment 7: Pom Bots

This week, I learned how to use a servo motor with Arduino to create objects moving in loops. In class, I made a paper bunny with waving ears to practice the use of the servo motor. The main issue to the design was that the moving ear had to be on a different layer than […]

Locamoting Arduino Pom Pom Robot

Initial Concept/Design For the initial concept and design, I was inspired by the movement of how a penguin waddles. Thus, for the pom pom bot, my goal was to make a penguin robot with a movement that was as close to a waddle as possible! For the bot to walk, I planned on using 2 […]

Drew Zelac – Arduino2

My initial thought was to create an AT-AT walker from Star Wars. The idea was to build it with an upper rectangular structure and four motors with popsicle sticks attached to act as the legs. The movement would be as follows: front left, back left, front right, back right. This came from the actual movement […]

Arduino 2: Locomoting Bots

For this assignment, we were tasked with creating a robot using Arduino with the capability of moving in a specific direction.  We were allowed to make anything, so long as it moves. I decided to model my robot after a dog, since I like dogs, and planned to have its legs move individually in a […]