Live Robot Hack Session

Astro Boy Live Hack...Set phasors on stunning!

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Astro Boy Live Hack (Part 6)

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 know 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 features.

This week I'll be test fitting our 3D printed designs (shin, upper leg, and waist) from last week, then I'll be modifying the feet, torso, and if there's time I'll get start on the arm designs. I'm starting to ramp up and get back into the swing of this project, I know there's going to be some challenges and iteration along the way but I am up for the task!

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****I apologize but I have to delay the start time as I am just finishing up another project at the moment*************

Sorry all, I won't be doing a live hack tonight, but I may switch it up and do one on Sunday night or just wait until next week. I haven't had a chance to put some good thinking time into the Astro Boy project this week. I hope to this weekend.
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Sorry guys, It's been another week where I haven't had a chance to even think about Astro. There's lots going on with COVID-19 spreading in Canada now. My kids' schools have been shut down (probably for the rest of the year), most people have moved to working remotely, including my wife. There's been some adjustments. Last weekend was a bit crazy, maybe this weekend I'll have time. I hope to redesign the way I'm attaching the 3D printed PLA parts to the servo and to test PETG as a replacement material. I seem to have a roll of PETG in my collection, it was a supplier error in my favor.
hi jeremie

the most important is that you all are ok.
Sorry to hear Jer. Same thing here. Kids have been home for 3 weeks and no end in site. All of 40 million people in LA are on lock down. Strange times are these. Stay safe and healthy.
Jeremie no problem. Life & Family first.
we need to hibernate for a few months...