Project Information

Curt the Creeper 0.0.1

Synopsis
Curt is a Creeper, teleported from Minecraft via the secret hidden Reality Portal late one night after Steve summoned him unknowingly after imbibing several hand-crafted Potions of Awkwardness and a delicious bass. See description for more info!
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Created by perigalacticon | External Link
9 months
10-20 pounds
4.5ftx2ftx1.5ft
2-5 hours
Wiring / C++ / Arduino
Serial BT via smartphone
Powersource: Anger

Actually a 12V, 5Ah Li-ion pack but I couldn't help selecting Anger given the application.

Locomotion: Tread Driven

2 x SN400 Sinoning tank chassis w/ 2 tracks each, 4 motors total (upgraded to RE-280RA-20120). 4 casters are necessary to support some of the weight and relieve pressure loading the tracks.

Controller/CPU: Arduino Mega2650, soon to be RPI3 / ROS.

Sensors

Inputs include: Several Impact and vibration sensors, PIR motion sensor. Soon to have Adafruit 9 DOF + magnetometer, Ultrasonic and IR distance sensing. light sensor, microphone, and possibly LIDAR/Kinect sensor.

Actuators

Outputs include: ~15 LEDs 2-10W each. High-torque std. servo for head rotation. Feet movement to be integrated with motor-driven mechanism. dfPlayer Mini with 2 x 3 W speakers and 3W surface transducer.

Description

Curt is a Creeper! Teleported from an unknown Minecraft server via a secret hidden Reality Portal late one night after Steve summoned him unknowingly after imbibing several hand-crafted Potions of Awkwardness and a delicious bass. Unfortunately Curt lost many of his Minecraft powers during teleportation due to the dark energy fields he traveled through and the subspace forces that acted upon him. Other effects of the teleportation included an innate tameness such that Curt has become respectful and non-hostile mob; and Steve is in no danger of instigating a violent self-detonation. Steve now feels compelled to figure out how to restore Curt's vital systems to full health and attempt significant upgrades. The upgrades to be attempted include

1. Improved environmental awareness via SLAM/gmapping,
2. Recognition of individual human mobs,
3. Development of intelligent vocal communication,
4. The ability to dance like crazy to a self-produced disco beat with accompanying internally produced light show.

all in appreciation of having received the blessing that is the real tame creeper known as Curt, before returning him to his native Realm.