A simple robot that makes your day just a little better.
What it does
Hi 5 robot high fives you when you want a high five waves when you don't, and replies to your tweets(most of the time)
How I built it
I took one the small wooden robots that I got at the beginning of the hack from one of the sponsors and attached servo to move the arm, an ultrasonic rangefinder to see when you want a high five, I made a small tactile switch to sense high fives, and I used the twitter api to have it reply to tweets on occasion.
Challenges I ran into
I didn't have too many supplies to work with so I had to improvise witw the mechanics of the arm. I am many a hardware dev so implemeting twitter was a challege given my limted CS background.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
that I actually got him to reply to tweets, definitely the hardest for me.
What I learned
I found a very useful twitter library for processing that let me really work wtith an api for the first time.
What's next for Hi 5 Robot
Hi 10s, Hi 20s, the sky's the limit for this little robot!