Dancing Droid


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I just saw this on youtube:

And i directly knew i HAD to make one, so i ordered 2 android puppets and a lot of really cheap mini servo's ($3,17 each) on Dealextreme.

The idea is to make little scripts in ARC for every dance move and make them start via music recognition (is there such a control in ARC ?)

Anyways, i hope they arrive soon and i'll keep y'all updated!

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There is no audio input for beat matching or anything. I'll have to consider some ideas to let that happen. Maybe some sort of tempo feedback control or something. I'll have to think about that one.

In the meantime, you could use one of these Sound Sensors. I've used them and they work pretty good.

Have a script that executes on the level. That way, it'll work acceptable for the beat


Isnt there any kind of record function so i can just use servo controls to let him dance and ARC will transform them in a script with delays?


With a joystick? That would be handy for your specific application. I can add it to my list. There are currently 12 feature requests ahead of this one.


that is a good suggestion: using the joystick to control his movement:)


semi-unrelated, does anyone know what song that is in the video?


that was totally wicked!

i may have to pick me up some android puppets as well...


How small are those servos?!


How small are those servos?!


So it just so happens that you don't have to wait the 3 weeks to get those servos from across the ocean at deal extreme headquarters, you can get them at Solarbotics as well for a decent price!

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The bots in the video are not mine,

I am waiting for components to make mine


Just got the components but the servo's were too big(!) so i had to order even SMALLER servo's from hobbyking, these are REALLY tiny.

So i put together the droid:

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And i think i am going to use the same ARDUINO code for my robot-arm:

So i'll keep everyone updated:)


dj can you use something similar to pctx from endurance-rc.com

its for letting you use an r/c transmitter on your computer. suppose to work like a joystick but when i pluged it into my tx and my laptop, it did not show up as a joystick control. i will try the device manager to see if i can get it to recognize it.

i think the guy above was asking about a servo recorder? it would be nice to control my ez-b with my 5 channel spektrum dx5e because of the 2 joysticks. but the usb controller works good too


i eventually used these servo's because the blue hextronik's were too big (!).