*Sorry I'm going to have to cancel, still debugging things and I won't have time to engage. Instead, I will make a youtube video overview once it's complete.
Let's make this Halloween contactless! With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Halloween is likely to look a bit different. To solve the issue of social distancing while giving out candy I figured, why not build a robot to do it!?! I'm going to hack a generic candy claw machine to dispense candy automatically to trick-or-treaters :D
Here's the plan this week:
- Hack in a Camera
- Mount PIR sensor
- Mount the microphone
- Load the candy in
- Test which candy works best to use with the claw
- Test all the hardware and make the next steps on the program
- Finish and test it!
The idea is to have the trick-or-treaters be able to interact with the Treat-o-matic to have it dispense candy automatically for them. We'll need multiple ways to detect people and interact with them. The program and functionality aren't written or developed yet, that's where you come in! Help me with the ideas to make this dream come alive :D
I also have the alternate goal of embedding a computer running ARC within all my new robots, Computer-based robots are the future!
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