Inspiration

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!

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