HullPixelBot: A robot pixel from Hull
I do lectures in rhyme for charity. This one will be all about building and using your own pixelbot.
These are our elite "Red Nose Robots" being drilled for Red Nose Day.
This is the robots being used to display pixels.
On the day of the Comic Relief lecture you'll be able to use the chat window above to control your very own robot.
As long as you've sponsored me of course.
We meet up at c4di every couple of weeks to work on our robots and talk hardware. You can find out about the latest meeting here.
Hull Pixelbot Fan Art
I've been playing around making some "fan art" for the Hull Pixelbot. Here's my first attempt. You can click through the image above for a high quality version you can print out and stick on your wall.
Hull Pixelbot Briefing Document
If you aren't completely sure what Hull pixelbot is all about you can find a little document here.
Hull Pixelbot Newsletter
Hull Pixelbot version 2.0
Version 2.0 of the HullPixelBot design files are now on Thingeverse. The design now includes provision for pixel holders for the top and rear of the robot and a holder for a distance sensor and three light detectors. I'll be updating the construction details and software samples for these new additions.
I'm also working on a set of drivers for motors and sensors which are coming along nicely. They'll be posted here soon. They will allow you to make the robot move in curves and also give precise control of robot positioning.
You can 3D print the components or, if you are a Hull student we'll see if we can print a set for you. The electrical parts will cost you around 10 pounds.