Sorry had to move the time back a bit, supper came late********
Astro Boy Live Hack (Part 5)
The eighties Astro Boy cartoon was likely the majority of the inspiration that got me into robotics. The whole concept of a child-like robot super hero really intrigued me. The story also had a very emotional back story that had me hooked. While I don't plan on replacing my own children with robots I do think it'd be fun to create my own version of Astro :D
The AtomicPi SBC will be the brain of Astro, which is quite fitting since Astro is also known as Atom Boy (and Mighty Atom). The AtomicPi runs windows 10 so many of the features of ARC/EZ-builder can be used to create a fully featured Astro Boy with audio input/output, camera, and AI.
In the last 4 Astro live hacks I've designed the robot's frame in TinkerCAD: feet, shins, upper legs, hip section, and chest. Since the chest had to grow to allow room for the AtomicPi the rest of the body parts will have to scale up as well. This week I'll be scaling up the 3D design in TinkerCAD and 3D printing the changes.
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