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hoff70

Jul 30, 2012, 05:09 am Last Edit: Jul 30, 2012, 05:12 am by hoff70 Reason: 1
The toaster broke a few days ago so I figured I'd turn it into a robot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yu31k65HtY

It's just going through some motion testing in the video to make sure the electronics are OK.

I plan on having the ping sensor come up when it's powered on and do some obstacle avoidance. Maybe pop down when triggered by something?  I was also considering having the wheels or tracks raise up into the chassis. Kind of a "Turtle Toaster"  :P Some red pulsing led's in the toast slots?

I'm working on a fork launcher for the 2nd toast slot...

Here's some chassis testing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew2YN2mGKts

Jantje

I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje
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Far-seeker


I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje


Normally, I wouldn't give a standard toaster a second look.  However, one with visible tank treads, an external circuit board and wiring, as well as a bright LED is another matter... ;)

MichaelMeissner


I think this is a great idea.
A spybot hidden in a toaster. Who would be suspicious on a toaster?
Best regards
Jantje

I dunno, I had visions of the talky toaster from Red Dwarf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Red_Dwarf_characters#Talkie_Toaster).  Would you like some toast with that?

hoff70

Here's his innards:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwux5Z4s1k0

I've been working on this today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPHmTMkOPM

I figured the ability to look up would give him a lot more personality. 

MichaelMeissner


Jantje

position it so it can look up and down. That makes it look real life  8)
Keep up the good work
Jantje
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hoff70

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Jul 31, 2012, 03:08 am Last Edit: Jul 31, 2012, 03:13 am by hoff70 Reason: 1
Thanks guys!

I have the head worked out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qho3-cUep0A

There is just enough room for him to squeeze out the slot and rotate.

Coding him will be a challenge so I'll be looking for some help!

Far-seeker

With the head it'll end-up look a bit like WALL-E's "cousin", maybe you should call it TOAST-E? :)

hoff70

Well, so far everything fits in the case and works!  Wiring up the ping will be the next hurdle...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx-gHJLKZqQ

cyclegadget


Very amusing! I had to watch all of the videos you posted and like your thinking!
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BlueJakester

Very cool Hoff!

How about giving it some eye-balls? Maybe a couple of red or green LEDs in those cool eye-sockets?

Cheers!

Jake

hoff70

It gets stupider...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceTvAlZ9i8o&feature=plcp

Far-seeker

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Aug 06, 2012, 03:59 pm Last Edit: Aug 06, 2012, 04:02 pm by Far-seeker Reason: 1

It gets stupider...


I don't agree, it seems to be appreciably sillier not stupider. :)

Edit: By the way, I can understand the piece of bread on the work bench, but why does it appear to be impaled with a screwdriver?

PaulS

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I can understand the piece of bread on the work bench, but why does it appear to be impaled with a screwdriver?

To keep it from trying to jump into the toaster, of course.
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