Walking plants

These were custom robots made for a a one time workshop for high school art students though a program found here. http://camstl.org/programs/youth-teen-programs/nan/. During the workshop we divided roughly 20 students up into 4 groups were each group built a walking robot.

 

Here is a Drop box link to the workshops build instruction and the program. The program is a bit rough but it will be a great starting point.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/85v7aavc3psypyl/AACJ7jt0dUC9zp7bbGm1b40Ba?dl=0

Thingiverse page so you can make your own.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1568081

The robots are programmed to move towards light and to be an extension of the plant itself. They do this by moving towards sunlight and beeping when the moisture of the plant is low. This allows the robot to warn you when the plant needs water while keeping the plant in the sunlight longer than normal potted plant can. These robots are hexapod robots. For example, hexapod robots can step over various obstacles, like a book, that a wheeled robot can not.

The light sensor should be facing angled towards the front of the robot with a clear line of sight to work correctly

Parts list:

All printed parts
3x Hitec HS-422 Servos
1x Light blue Bean controller
18 M3 x 11 screws
1x CDS photoresistor
2x 220 ohm resistors
1x 1k ohm resistor
1x 22 uf capacitor
2x LED any color
1x Octopus Soil Moisture Sensor
1x misc wires
1x Great Planes Threaded 2-56 Ball Link Set (Set of 6)
1x small plant/soil
8x 10-24 x 3/4 inch or metric equivalent
3x 10-24 x 2 inch or metric equivalent
1x 3.3 volt drop out regulator or DC-DC drop in replacement, part number LD1117v33c
1x buzzer 3.3 volt or 5 volt
1x 4 AA battery holder
4x AA batteries (rechargeable if possible)
1x 1/4 scrap plastic, you will need to laser cut to base panels the 133 mm wide and 230 mm long The top base plate needs a cutout for the plant pot that measures 68 mm in diameter.

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Agenda

Tomorrow

  1. St. Louis YouTubers Meetup: Broadcasting for Charity
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • To start off this week's meeting, we'll have a short presentation/discussion about Extra Life, a charity event for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals that involves streaming video online while soliciting donations from viewers. Learn tips tips, techniques, and recommendations from two volunteers with over 100 hours of experience, and start planning your own stream for this fall.

      After the Extra Life discussion, we will be open for general discussion as usual.

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Sunday, July 21st

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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Tuesday, July 23rd

  1. Don't Try This at Home planning meeting
  2. Class: Sheet Metal Bending

Friday, July 26th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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Saturday, July 27th

  1. Private event <> BG Meet-up
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Archreactor, Arch Reactor
    • ORGANIZER : Frank Kallal

      This is a Team meet-up and Practice session for an event we are attending two weeks from now. We will Be Utilizing the Classroom Area, with some possibility of the Wooden table and Maybe some of the Main "clean Room" table

      Possible attendance is in the 15-20 person range. with 5-10 of those being folks that have not been to the space previously. It's possible we will run later than 6pm, but at that point the space should be open for anyone even though we are still there.

      Member's of any form are more than welcome to use the Shop or front area space, however I would Prefer not to Compete against a secondary event during this time frame.

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