I hooked up the Wii nunchuck to Woodrow so I can control him now. He can move forward or backward, and can turn in place left or right. I'm still in the process of tuning his walk. During my testing, the poor guy broke a leg and I had to patch him up. I may consider adding some sensors to him and make him autonomous. I'm also considering starting a new project, a robotic arm built with balsa wood and servos. Not sure what will come next quite yet.
Monday, November 1, 2010
After some testing and code tweaking, I was able to get Woodrow to walk forward without falling over. He still needs some work to walk straighter, but progress has been made. Since this video, I've also added control with the Wii nunchuck and started working on turning and backing up. More videos to come once that's all worked out.