About the project
The ultimate business accessory, a robot companion for all your corporate needs. Including inspirational quotes and buzzwords!
Estimated time: 7 hours
Items used in this project
|Tie Strap||x 1|
|9DoF Sensor Stick Stick||x 1|
|Sensor Cable - Electrode Pads (3 connector)||x 2|
|Grove - Mini Track Ball||x 2|
|Mini External USB Stereo Speaker||x 1|
|Raspberry Pi 3 Model B||x 1|
Below a quick overview of the content.
- Introduction and showcase video
We’re going to build the ultimate business accessory, a robot companion for all your corporate needs. Including wrongly used inspirational quotes, confusing advice and buzzwords!Project Video
Every accomplice needs a body, in this case an old suitcase. It has two advantages, it’s plain and professional looking, and there are plenty of cheap ones available in second hand stores!The original suitcase
Believe it or not, some personality is required.
A pair of eyes and a nice mustache will do the trick.
We make the eyes out of clear plastic ornament balls.
Spray painting the inside gives them a nice glossy look and adding some felt furniture pads as pupils finishes them off.Ornament ball
Adding a must-have tie is the cherry on top.Looking good
Our buddy should be able to move. A servo is able to move the lid up and down, giving it a very natural, talking look.Servo
The final step is giving him a voice. Writing some must have soundbites and using this text-to-speech service leaves us with some very neat mp3s.
All that is left to do is plugging in a USB speaker and setting it as the default audio device.USB speaker
And there you have it, a corporate friend to give you meaningful advice and help you get through the toughest of meetings!Internal Electronics End result