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Jigbot

Jigbot

Jiggety Jigbot is a robot I built in the Summer of 2014 at the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe. Jigbot uses an Arduino to translate audio signal into super sexy robotic dance moves. It is built mostly from found and upcycled materials, including soda straws, craft foam, and a 1970s German telephone speaker device.

I built Jiggety Jigbot to learn about the mechanics of servo motors, and how they might be used to create interactive objects that feel expressive.

Early doodling began by connecting two servos with a bent welding rod, and using an Arduino, a potentiometer, and the  “Knob” code to begin experimenting with the dynamic between the two motors.

The Jigbot's dancing is controlled by translating the audio signal from an iPhone into data that controls three servo motors. The circuit behind this looks like this:

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Jiggety Jigbot was built to party, but not to last. Eventually he danced so hard that his legs fell off.

Thanks to Niklas Roy and Kati Hyyppä of Roy Robotiks for being amazing teachers, hackers, and makers during the process of making Jigbot.

» Code is available for download on Github.

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