Toddler Bot 3000 voice activated educational parenting tool.

The Toddler Bot is a simple device created to illustrate how proper parenting could be practiced. This bot is made from a Paralax Shield Bot with a Electret mic from Ada Fruit. The ides of this device is that when you yell at it it will back up and run a way from you and if you speak in softer sweeter tones it would approach you.

Its on Instructables right now!!! Heres the link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Toddler-Bot-3000-by-Adam-Fujita-Voice-activated-ed/

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114631251″>Toddler Bot 3000</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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I began by opening the Shield Bot package and simply broke down all the parts to get the build going. There are lots of parts in this great kit and I only used about half of the small hardware for this kit. Its really exciting to have all of these parts for future builds. Here is the link to the Paralax website so you can purchase the kit if you need. You could piece together your own kit for much cheaper if you chose. I would have liked to do the same and to have built my own chasis if i could but for time purposes I bought the kit.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/749

This project could go in many other directions ( no pun intended ) and I look forward to using the kit in other ways.

I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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This project could go in many other directions ( no pun intended ) and I look forward to using the kit in other ways.

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427877″>bot14</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

This was a very simple set up. ‘Ive included a video of the mic in test mode.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427876″>IMG 2624</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

I also had to purchase an extra Arduino Uno R3 board that is not included with the Paralax kit. Here is the link to but it down below.

https://www.adafruit.com/products/50

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These are the tools I used…

Scissors: Large and small

Screw drivers. 3 sizes of phillips. Extra small, small and medium.

Small needle nose pliers.

Pencil

Power drill with 16th drill bit.

Sandpaper 320 grit. (not photographed)

Soldering Iron (not photographed)

Laser Cutter (not photographed)

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I made a simple Adobe Illustrator file of the hexagonal wheels. I wanted them to be hex so there would be a rumbling and wonky movement to the bot like a toddler would have.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/114427875″>IMG 2604</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/storiesforpaloma”>Stories For Paloma</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Also included in the Parralax Shield Bot kit are all the codes to test the circuit and the servos.

Attached in this step is the code for the Toddler Bot 3000.

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I decided to highlight that but spray painting my circuit diagram on the mean streets of Bushwick Brooklyn. This is a simple setup of one cable to 3.3 volt (red) the Ground (black) and the Analog0. (yelllow) The other wires in red and white along the top are for the servos.

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