Astro Boy Live Hack (Part 3)
The eighties Astro Boy cartoon was likely the majority of the inspiration that got me into robotics in the first place. 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 feel that it would be fun to create my own version of Astro
I'm a bit nervous to do this Live hack to tell you the truth. I don't know if I'll be able to do Astro justice. While there was a Japanese magazine that did produce a weekly 70 issue kit build of Astro (Atom) it was completely injection molded and I feel like there's still room for improvement to make Astro look more true to life.
Last week I designed the shins, upper legs, and hip section in TinkerCAD. I am continuing to work my way up the body. I hope to test 3D print some of the designs this week and try them out during the Live Hack session
I plan on making Astro a fully embedded Robot. I have started setting up an Atomic Pi SBC with Windows to be the computer that fits inside Astro.
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