Tag: Arduino

Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot

For the second Carlitos’ Project, implant I wanted to do something a bit more “useful” than pretty lights. So I decided that a speech controlled Arduino robot should be interesting enough as a project.

Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot
Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot

For this project, I used the DFRobotShop Rover (a mobile Arduino kit), the VRbot speech recognition module by Veear, two XBee modules, an Arduino Uno, two XBee shields and some other components. see the video below to learn how to do your own.

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In order to get more information about the project, the required tools, materials and code, please visit the Speech-Controlled Arduino  Robot project page at GoRobotics.net. The code is also available over there.

If you are interested in making your own, have a look at the kit we put together with RobotShop.

So what about Nao?

I have been terribly Nao-centric for a while and this it not going to change today. While programming the robot, it can become very frustrating to say the commands over and over again. For this reason and also in order to produce a perfectly repeatable input, I programmed Nao 1337 to say the commands for me (yes , I am lazy, I know). See the video below to see how Nao performed.

Arduino-controlled RGB LED Mood Cube

RobotShop in collaboration with Carlitos’ Contraptions is creating a series of videos about DIY electronic and robotic projects.

For these projects, here I’ll be putting together some electronic kits along with instructional blog posts and videos at GoRobotics.net. The main idea is to create more complex gadgets form off-the-shelf components.

So far, dosage I have some projects in mind such as an LED mood cube, a mini automation web-server, and a speech-controlled robot to name a few.

Stay tuned for the upcoming projects.
As the first Carlitos’ Project, viagra order I put together a 4x4x4 RGB LED Mood Cube. This cube is composed of 64 RGB LEDs that can generate any colour you can imagine.

RGB LED Mood Cube
RGB LED Mood Cube

The main idea is to display colourful patterns and nice animations in this 3D LED matrix. In order to do so, glands the LEDs are controlled by a Rainbowduino, the lovechild of an Arduino and an LED driver.  The Rainbowduino can power up to 192 LEDs which is exactly the number required for this project (4x4x4x3 = 192).

See the instructional video below if you want to put together a cube of your own. Be prepared to watch me do a lot of soldering at 10x speed.

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In order to access the full instructions and documentation for this project please visit the RGB LED Mood Cube project page it put together over at GoRobotics.net.

RGB LED Mood Cube Kit
RGB LED Mood Cube Kit

If you want to make your own cube and are prepared to solder a lot, you might want to have a look at the full RGB LED Mood Cube Kit we put together at RobotShop.