07. Project Proposal: CopyCat [Molly Samuels]


The CopyCat will be a simple desk pet that’s there when you need a distraction from working. Or encouragement. Or just something cute to play with. The CopyCat will respond to taps on your desk by tapping back. If you tap twice, it will tap twice. If you tap three times… etc

Wind up toys we played with in class
Yellow Drum Machine robot
Knock detecting tutorial
Kikkerland wind-up toys
Muscle wire sleeping box

DC motor (or stepper motor)
H bridge
Piezo element (to detect knocking) or electret microphone
Various paperclips/wood/yarn/paper? to make toy out of

Detecting sound with arduino
“tapping” mechanics


~ by mollysamuels on April 6, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: