Monday, February 05, 2007

Potential Butturtle Project

I won't kid myself and think that people actually read this blog, which makes it all the more unusual that I actually wrote this sentence....

But, I digress. While I am waiting for parts, I have started thinking about what I would have the AVR Butterfly do to the iRobot Create (which I re-christened "Turtle").

One thought is to have the butterfly use its new host (sounds parasitic, eh?) to roam around a room. I could mount a simple proximity sensor and have it head toward any object it detects until it hits it (and then it veers off to another direction). This would meant to model a butterfly flitting from flower to flower.

Or maybe it should have "moth-like" behavior and use the AVR Butterfly's built in light sensor to head toward light -- no wait, I would need 2 sensors (one left and one right) to do this, but you get the idea.

I don't have any practical plans for this Butterfly/Turtle hybrid, which makes it all the more fun.

1 comment:

t11s said...

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-Thomas