• Build Log 9: Two eyes are better than one!

    Ian Michael Gray10/04/2018 at 03:36 0 comments

    Just a quick test of the LED eye systems used in my robot head. I've installed LEDs and motion sensing using arduino. Stay tuned for more updates!

  • Build Log 8: The Arm

    Ian Michael Gray10/04/2018 at 03:34 0 comments

    Just a quick test of the motors and gearbox systems used in my robot arm. The next video will be after I've installed potentiometers and position control using arduino. Stay tuned!

  • Build log 7: Gripper Hand Mk 3

    Ian Michael Gray10/04/2018 at 03:32 0 comments

    The "hand" for my robotics build, like all parts of this build, it can be used as either a right or left hand with no modification! The gearbox used in the rotation wrist is universal as well as modular. The whole hand can be easily disassembled and repaired.

  • Build Log 6: New hand!

    Ian Michael Gray06/04/2018 at 06:17 0 comments

    The new and improved robot gripper, a lot more styrength at a fraction of the weight. Like the rest of my project, the gripper can be either a right or left hand with no modification. And the design is completely modular.

  • Build log 5 - The head is done from a mechanical perspective!

    Ian Michael Gray05/27/2018 at 07:10 0 comments

    Here's a quick video of the head in motion, the wiring isn't quite done, so I'm just moving the motors manually here. but here's the head in action!

  • Build log 4 - Face and Neck upgrade

    Ian Michael Gray05/27/2018 at 00:51 1 comment

    This week I added a lot to the robot, I upgraded the face to include an LED matrix powered by arduino, and ultrasonic sensors to control the movement of the new "eye". This design also moved the motors around a bit and made it much stronger and more reliable.I am also adding a few more features such as LEDs and a servo driven "antenna" that reacts to movement. I want the robot to still be expressive, despite it's inhuman appearance!

  • Build Log 3 - Head and Neck

    Ian Michael Gray11/09/2017 at 06:25 0 comments

    Just a quick test of the motors in my robot head build! Coming next - Facial recognition, tracking, and speech/audio. Plus more LEDs!

  • Build Log 2: Hand and Wrist Mechanism - initial test

    Ian Michael Gray11/06/2017 at 08:34 0 comments

    The build is going very well! I haven't had much time to edit video, but the arm is mostly complete and the head is 80% operational. But in the meantime, here is an initial test video of the robotic gripper design! 

  • Build Log 1 - The Gripper

    Ian Michael Gray09/12/2017 at 21:09 0 comments

    Quick update! The hand is done! The gearbox assembly is driven by a NEMA 17 stepper motor with a 1:4 planetary gear reducer. The gearbox assembly uses 608 Skateboard bearings in all the joints. It was printed on a Da Vinci 1.0 printer running Repetier, using ABS filament.

    The wrist is currently printing now, I am so excited to get it hooked up and running!