Here is some info about Robot Albert E, my 2nd robotics project.
Robot Albert E is a life-sized head in a picture-portrait frame. He will be used to help me add interest at Bible Seminars that I teach.
I used metal-geared micro servos because I had not learned how to prevent violent servo action on start-up. Several non-metal geared ones failed with the start-up stress. I have since found programming info from DJ and some of you that prevent this!
Below are some pictures and also a link to my website where you can view a video I made using Robot Albert E to promote my seminars. Because the servos could be heard loudly in the video I had to edit the audio with a "voice-over" track.
For my next project I am investigating using Electro-active Polymers and Muscle Wire to replace servos. My next project will probably use Muscle Wire because it is readily available. Both of these materials are silent and the Muscle Wire has lots of power.
Thanks to DJ and all of you who take the time to share what you have learned about overcoming problems.
Robot Albert E the teacher