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July 22, 2006

Computer Controlled Robot Face

at 7:39 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks, Toy Hacks


This Computer Controlled Robot Face needs to be hooked up to an IM client to freak people out

“The goal of this project was to create a head that can be used to display information. The face can be a very powerful method of conveying information, and a robotic head can serve as a very useful indicator. This project is meant to provide computer programs the benefit of using a physical object in the form of a face as a means of user interaction in addition to standard outputs such as a monitor or speakers. Currently, the head is being used with the ListenIn project, but it should be useful for many other applications.

The iRX board is a small kit that provides everything needed to use a PIC microprocessor. It includes an RS-232 serial port, an oscillator needed to run the PIC, a status LED, IR LED and receptor, and a voltage regulator so that any standard 9V battery (or equivalent power supply) can be used to power the PIC. The iRX board also has a small prototyping area for additional circuitry if desired. For this project, the iRX board ended up being exactly want we needed to connect the computer to the head.”

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