Live Robot Hack Session

Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack.....King of the Ring!

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Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack (Part 8)

I've always loved the look of the Rock'em Sock'em Robots game but absolutely hated the feel of it. My goal will to robotize the game. I'll be adding in Micro HDD servos for the punching arms and 2 mini gantry systems for the X-Y movement. I'd like the game to feel like a real life super punch out! I hope to add the capability to play with two players (USB joysticks), or against an A.I. opponent. I'd also like to incorporate the power glove in some way. While I'm not a fan of robot violence I do have a special place in my heart for friendly, non-destructive, competition.

All the hardware is now completed and has been tested in EZ-Builder. Time to get everything tweaked and the software side written. Oh and I'll likely also include cameras to activate color recognition for punching.

Challenges still left to do:

  • Software for: Player vs Player. Player vs AI, and AI vs AI
  • Add camera functionality
  • Add audio commentary

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