Toddler Bot 3000 voice activated educational parenting tool.

The Toddler Bot is a simple device created to illustrate how proper parenting could be practiced. This bot is made from a Paralax Shield Bot with a Electret mic from Ada Fruit. The ides of this device is that when you yell at it it will back up and run a way from you and if you speak in softer sweeter tones it would approach you.

Its on Instructables right now!!! Heres the link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Toddler-Bot-3000-by-Adam-Fujita-Voice-activated-ed/

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114631251″>Toddler Bot 3000</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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I began by opening the Shield Bot package and simply broke down all the parts to get the build going. There are lots of parts in this great kit and I only used about half of the small hardware for this kit. Its really exciting to have all of these parts for future builds. Here is the link to the Paralax website so you can purchase the kit if you need. You could piece together your own kit for much cheaper if you chose. I would have liked to do the same and to have built my own chasis if i could but for time purposes I bought the kit.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/749

This project could go in many other directions ( no pun intended ) and I look forward to using the kit in other ways.

I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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This project could go in many other directions ( no pun intended ) and I look forward to using the kit in other ways.

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427877″>bot14</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

This was a very simple set up. ‘Ive included a video of the mic in test mode.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427876″>IMG 2624</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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These are the tools I used…

Scissors: Large and small

Screw drivers. 3 sizes of phillips. Extra small, small and medium.

Small needle nose pliers.

Pencil

Power drill with 16th drill bit.

Sandpaper 320 grit. (not photographed)

Soldering Iron (not photographed)

Laser Cutter (not photographed)

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I made a simple Adobe Illustrator file of the hexagonal wheels. I wanted them to be hex so there would be a rumbling and wonky movement to the bot like a toddler would have.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427875″>IMG 2604</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Also included in the Parralax Shield Bot kit are all the codes to test the circuit and the servos.

Attached in this step is the code for the Toddler Bot 3000.

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I decided to highlight that but spray painting my circuit diagram on the mean streets of Bushwick Brooklyn. This is a simple setup of one cable to 3.3 volt (red) the Ground (black) and the Analog0. (yelllow) The other wires in red and white along the top are for the servos.

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Toddlers!! Arduino voice or audio activated robots.

I want to make robots. Everytime I desribe Arduino projects to my family and friends they always ask me” oh, like a robot?” So this projects seems to make sense. I also am excited to see my baby toddle and these are inspired by her.

My preliminary sketches are rough but I believe could be beautiful in the end. It seems to me I can have an arduino, a bread board all the circuitry, a couple servos to move the wheels and a power source on a platform or encased within a cylinder. The hope here is that when you speak in a low menacing tone the toddler would back up away from you and if you used a sweet and encouraging tone the toddler would approach you.

The wheels would have a shape unlike traditional wheels to give the movement an awkward and bumpy movement not unlike a child learning to crawl or walk.

Im not sure if the audio sensor can be programed to react to different frequencies or if it would just be volume.

Sketches…

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After having done some basic research on the SERB I wondered if this would be a decent kit to hack?

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who else is programming robots?? Adam Fujita would like to work with you…

House Shoes. Innovative switch door mat for the Fujita Family.

We have a shoeless house. My wife tends to wear her house shoes out of the house to take out garbage or run down to the laundry room. We both are in agreement that this shouldn’t happen but sometimes she forgets. This mat will help remind her in a magical way!

I began first investigating her foot placement on the mat when she exits our place. unnamed-6 unnamed-7 unnamed-8 unnamed-9

I worked with Becky Stern on a simple design that might work.unnamed-5

Then I got busy on the sewing machine. CONDUCTIVE FABRIC IS DA BOMB!!!unnamed-1 unnamed-2 unnamed-3 unnamed-4 unnamed

I attached conductive fabric to the base of the shoes and added copper tape to connect the entire sole. unnamed-10 unnamed-11

I have prepared a video to please you all…

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/111062520″>House Shoes</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

The future of this project would be to add my voice to the mat, possibly encouraging her gently to  “go and grab your outside shoes”. I had also thought about rumblers being attached to vibrate the users feet when stepped on.

Adam Fujita CIRC 06 exercise with SPEAKER FROM MY TEARDOWN!!!!!! YES!!!

OPEN SOURCE BABY!!!!  I used the speaker from our teardown assignment!!!!!!! That gets me super pump[ed up!!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/106745793″>IMG 1189</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Adam Fujitas plush toy sketches and background.

Here are my 3 sketches. I had thought at first about making a stuffed animal type thing for my daughter but thats too obvious.

I then thought about how much Ive wanted to integrate my graffiti art and lighting. Something Ive thought about for many years. So I began with a spray paint can and ended up moving towards my ‘throw up”

Design education time, Graffiti people have a tag, which is your name simply written. There is a throw up which tends to be a 2 letter representation of your tag.Called a throw up or a “throwie” because it is intended to be thrown up on a wall fast for obvious reasons.

In my case my tag since 1992 has been ATOM and in about 1996 I started doing AT throw ups. A piece is a full multi colored letter form usually all the letters of your tag in full 3D. So I started with my AT which has been my personal logo for a long time. Im envisioning the traditional silver fill with a black outline. Different writers use a different color to outer outline they’re throw ups, I like yellow.

Im hoping to find a silver furry fabric that could have the LED’s shining through. I showed a photo of a stuffed animal with red piping on it. This is what I was thinking would be the silver furry fill in color with black piping to outline the letters and then bright yellow fabric to be the sides or the 3D.

Ive included the sketches and some graffiti to clarify the design education.

AT For DB medalion
Throw up surrounded by tags.
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Full ATOMZ piece
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Can of MOMNTANA 94 spray paint
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MY LOGO
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example of fur and piping