Max - You sent me that Pixy tracking-camera device a while back. My first thought was that you had gotten some more of those.
I'd like to have the avatar camera and face display be able to track my movements. The Pixy will track for small movements. Larger movements will require the robot to actually move or rotate. By just having the camera and display move for smaller movements, I'll save a lot of battery power.
@TonyTim: I have 6 brushless servo controllers (plus 2 VFDs and a stepper controller) sitting on my desk, along with 7 brushless DC servo motors from NEMA17 to NEMA34 in size (including a very tasty direct drive rotary table), a stepper motor, and a AC induction motor.
Wowsers! I just wish I had the time to play with them some more. Also, it would be great to have someone who knew all this stuff to hang out with. It would be great to work on animatronics for fimns and suchlike.
Sometime you should learn about brush or brushless DC servo motors with feedback (encoder, resolver, etc) -- OK, they might be overkill for the eyes, but they're a lot of fun, and can do so much more.
P.S. I'm probaby a little biased, as I have 6 brushless servo controllers (plus 2 VFDs and a stepper controller) sitting on my desk, along with 7 brushless DC servo motors from NEMA17 to NEMA34 in size (including a very tasty direct drive rotary table), a stepper motor, and a AC induction motor.
@max:"I'm hoping to get my animatronic eyes to do the same"
Will this be the first step toward creating your very own "flirtabot"? Tha could be a very profitable design, assuming Gina the Gorgeous lets you live long enough to commercialize it....
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