CakeRobot is an Arduino + Kinect Gesture Controlled Robot
Watch This Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObEGB-chAnQ
Here is the list of components you need to build CakeRobot.
- A Chassis – I used Dagu Magician Chassis – From Spark Fun, Rhydolabz – it comes with two stepper motors that can be controlled by our driver board.
- A Arduino board with Motor Driver – I used Dagu Mini Motor Driver – bought from Rhydolabz in India. For other countries you need to search and find. Some description about the board can be found here – It also has a special slot to plug in dagu blue tooth shield. You could also use Micro Magician
- You also need a Micro USB cable to connect your PC to the motor driver to upload code.
- A Bluetooth Shield – Get the Dagu blue tooth module if you can find it. I’ve purchased a Class 2 Rn 42 blue tooth shield From Rhydolabz
- Few mini modular bread boards
- Jumper wires – Get a mixed pack with M/M, F/F, M/F – like this one
- A Tiny blue tooth dongle for your PC/Laptop, like this one, to communicate with the blue tooth shield in the robot (if you don’t have built in blue tooth)
- Few sensors if you want to have more fun – I had an ultra sonic distance sensor to avoid collisions in my final version. A better alternative is Ping sensor.
- A battery pack and battery holder that should supply around 6V to the Mini Motor Driver
- Other components for your later creativity/exploration LEDs Resistors More Sensors
- Few star screw drivers
- Duct tapes/rubber bands (yea, we are prototyping so no soldering as of now)
Here is a write up about components, assembling, and source code.