I was at the store the other day, and i came across this Disney Wall-E toy.. It doesn't move, but it's arms and head were animated by a single motor through a gear set. The thing did speak random gibberish.. End result was an annoying plastic toy.... A disgrace to Wall-E
So i took it apart last night and had a look at it... Planned where i could fit some servo's, Sharp IR sensor and my custom pic board.
Today I ran down to HVWTech (i'm fortenate enough to live in the same city as their head office ) and i purchased the items Wall-E needed to LIVE!
I also modified the circuit that the toy came with. So i can trigger the sounds from my pic. I even cut the board in half to remove useless circuits lol ..
Here are the parts i used..
- 2 GWS Nano servos
- 2 modified parallex servos
- 1 GWS regular servo
- 18F4685 microcontroller @ 20 mhz
- 1 Sharp IR Distance sensor
- My custom 40 pin PIC board
- Code written in C
- Lots of melting plastic
- Took 7 Hours to build and program
I don't know how to post a youtube video directly in here with ubb... So here is a link to the full set of pics and video: http://atomic.speculation.org/Graphics/2008-10-07%20Calgary%20Wall-E%20Robot%20Part%202/
Additionally, here is a link directly to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDodQwu1slM
Here is the second video that shows a lot more of his personality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGo3iVMx6GE
Video of his new head tilting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbxwiWqHWoI
And here are a few photos...
What it was..
Servos drive the wheels now
My pic board and a li-on battery
Parts all tucked away