Thursday, June 23, 2011

Electronics Project: EAP eyes and eyebrows done

I've been making some good progress with the robot, EAP, so I thought an update was in order.

I've got the eyes and eyebrow servos all mounted, with a battery pack powering them, and the RC receiver. I've also got the back cover of the reel-to-reel re-attached, which was a bit harder than I expected, since the servos were deep enough that the stuck out too far. I had to drill, cut, and file holes in the back cover for the servos to stick out. That's done though, and the original battery compartment cover still works, and I can access the new battery back through there. I filmed a little video playing around with controlling the eyes and eyebrows, trying out various expressions:

I think it's quite expressive, but I'm sure it will be even more so once we come up with some better eyebrows, and get the mouth working and attached as well.

In related news, Jeremy Lutter has posted a new video about the film (Joanna Makes a Friend) related to the robot construction:

EAPisode #2 - Help Joanna Make a Friend from Broken Mirror on Vimeo.

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