I am currently making a little simple robot out of an old R2-D2 bubble bath bottle container.. Luckily the bottle inside was removable (with a little convincing), and the shell is perfect for such a project.
so far i have fitted continuous rotation servos into the feet, and a normal servo for the head, and an LED in the eye (it had a clear plastic bit with a space that was the exact size for a LED, it was destiny!). The servos and LED have been wired into an 8 pin socket and a board made up with an 8 pin header for it, resistor for led, power in, power out and 4 lines that will go to the controller (3 servo signal and 1 LED).
I plan on using a Boarduino for this as it is perfect size for it. but i have no idea how to program it :( great start to a project i know :D
The drive servos will be at 90 degrees for stop, and speed controlled depending on the angle settings given to them. one may have to have the opposite data sent to it to match the direction of the other. the head can move left and right, the full rotation of a servo (180 degrees). I would like to add sensors, but I have nothing to use as sensors right now.. unless someone could suggest something that does not involve me having to purchase something, lie a homebrew sensor of some kind. or if i can control it via an IR remote control (by adding a IR sensor in the head)
Input would be good :) and any programming suggestions would be great :D I'd have better luck frankensteining code than coding from scratch :)
pics soon ;)