Getting into Arduino
Today we had some more fun with Arduino after class. Me and Silje decided to add motion to our Alien Cup by using servos. After some trial and error we found a method for using just one servo to make it walk. Not very elegant, but it works.
To add an interesting controller to the system we decided to be puppetmasters and donned a sensor glove with touch sensitive fingertips. By "Walking" on the index and middle finger the servo, with its attached steel wire legs, propels the big guy forward. It does actually feel quite nice. The coupling between the finger walk and Alien walk could have been tighter, but for a three hour prototype i am quite pleased. Take a look at the videos for more!