A back scratching robot!
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Back scratcher

Back scratcher is a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can address any point in 3D space below and within it. You can find a bit of detail and history about it at my blog:


And here's what it looks like:

The back scratcher

That's just the prototype, you can make yours as large as you need. The servos don't need to be at the edges (and shouldn't, they're pretty heavy). A very effective alternate configuration would have the servos in some configuration above the arms and spool the string to the edges.

This repository contains the software to run this robot. You can either use the nxt-python version (scratcher.py), or the NXC version (scratcher.nxc). The nxt-python version is easier to hack, but the NXC version can be compiled and sent to the brick so it works offline, for those extra-long back scratching sessions.

All you need to do is set D to the length of each side of the triangle, and CM to the number of degrees per centimeter of servo motion. The rest should just work!