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From the community #7: Stack-chan becomes a science teacher

A project log for Stack-chan - JavaScript driven super-kawaii robot

An easy-to-build and companion robot for everyone

Shinya IshikawaShinya Ishikawa 11/06/2021 at 16:200 Comments

namako (@KantenNamako) is an Professional Engineer in Biotechnology and Bio-engineering; Ph.D. in Biology. He loves Robotics, animals, especially for birds.

He first noticed the eye-catching movement of Stack-chan. He used Stack-chan as a display to show the values of sensors, in a booth for teaching about sensing at "Chiba science festa". Stack-chan was so effective in attracting visitors that he was able to keep the children occupied until the end of his explanation.

(https://twitter.com/KantenNamako/status/1446680277653155841)

Stack-chan is equipped with a single I2C Grove port, but it is possible to connect multiple sensors by using an I2C hub unit like this.

(https://twitter.com/KantenNamako/status/1446073305933357056)

As simple as Stack-chan itself is, it can be equipped with additional sensors and gimmicks for various kinds of play. The work below combines a 3D printed rubber band gun with Stack-chan.

(https://twitter.com/KantenNamako/status/1452654062948601859)

This super-cool robot makes a "blam!" sound and flash as the rubber bands are fired. All these effects is written in UIFlow, M5Stack's visual programming platform.

Full Armor Stack-chan...shortened to Full Stack-chan ;)

He is also developing a wing unit to be attached to the Stack-chan.

(https://twitter.com/KantenNamako/status/1455880713849294849)

And the owl face. He plans to make Stack-chan into a smart bird robot.

(https://twitter.com/KantenNamako/status/1456884566782742531)

He is using Stack-chan in this way to develop a learning platform robot for kids. He plans to show it off at a science event next year. Can't wait to see what it turns out to be!

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