Live Robot Hack Session

Rock em' Sock em' Robots.....Me and Julio down by the school yard


Rock em' Sock em' Robots Live Hack (Part 5)

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.

I will continue to tweak the hardware, we'll add in the limit switches and work on the Arduino code to include the limit switches. We'll also try to get to getting the serial code working so we can control the Arduino with an EZ-B. While working on the project I thought that some audio commentary and music might make the project even more fun.

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Challenges still left to do:

  • Install homing limit switches
  • Figure out a sensor system for the head popping
  • Figure out how to receive serial commands on the Arduino to move the stepper motors
  • Software for: Player vs Player. Player vs AI, and AI vs AI.
  • Add audio commentary


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