Robot Buddies

In this course, we sought to get familiar with Arduino electronics and experiment by building small physical computing products.

Robot Buddies consist of two robotic arms connected to an Arduino chip. When moving the small arm the bigger arm instantly imitates its movements.

In addition to the direct translation of movement, there is also a record function which makes it possible to record the positions of the small arm. When recording is done a press of the play button will start the playback and the larger arm will play through the recorded positions. When reaching the last position, it will go through the same movement pattern backwards and then repeat it all over again.

In order to test the arm we attached a paintbrush and recorded a set of positions where the paintbrush dips in paint and then paints on a piece of paper.