Straight after my complete “demo meltdown” last week I was greatly cheered by some robots that one of the chaps at Tech Days was showing off. He had taken a toy robot and make it properly useful by adding potentiometers to the joints so that the .NET Micro Framework controller could properly position the arm.
These are the GHI controller boards that he built up.
He even had a demo where the robot was controlled by someone in front of a Kinect sensor. And his worked…..