We’ve chosen our team of eight from the Adam’s Haberdashers’ Federation, and everyone is mucking in to help refine & dress Dasher. This week, we’re working on the following:
- Completing the skin + blinky lights + extra silliness (think unicorn!)
- Adding some extra silly audio – more details of that next week
- Testing out the two mechanisms that will be used in the golf and skittles challenges
- Rethinking the sensors + Arduino set up, to revert back to the more familiar CAMJAM kit of parts that the students have been working on since October.
As promised last week – see a video of the modified Xmas lights that will light up Dasher….. Last week our students coded up a simple script to drive these LEDs.
Skittle plunger – triggered by a mini servo, and a key combination from the PS3 controller. Excellent design by our STEM Ambassador.
Golf ball “pusher<>arounder” – simple and vaguely effective! We’ll have fun with this :o/
Videos of our students testing out the modular designs can be viewed below. Both of these mechanisms can be detached – from the underside of the chassis.