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|We were tired of building smart robots that function well but look ugly as they are still works in progress so we made The Ladies Man. It?s a first try at building an entertainment type robot. He was meant for parties and to
show off when family and friends ask, ?what does your robot do.
We tried to design him so it was easy to add new things to him, yet still look like he?s all one piece. So the entire top comes off head, body, arms, jacket and all. The secret is a trashcan that fits snug over the inner body. The Ladies Man was also limited to mostly the junk we had piled in boxes in our garages. In other words he was a cheap project. The most expensive part was his new jacket we found in the kids cloths section. Good thing he won?t out grow it!
Techno: The Ladies Man appears to swing his arms to music even though it?s just a timer that makes the arms swing. The arms are made of aluminum sheet metal, cut and rolled into shape. Then screwed and glued onto cheap one-dollar motors with large pulleys on the ends. The coolest part of The Ladies Man is a small home made laser light show coming out of his head. The design is a J & J Robotics trade secret, but I can tell you that it involves a $19 dollar laser pointer and a motor with a weight on it. The end pattern is a unique laser line on the ceiling, which rotates. The face and inner body is from a Lego container. The wheels are from a Tyco mini-rebound, price $24. The remote was removed and saved for a latter project (stay tuned).
The Ladies Man has simple bump and advance sensors. A Basic Stamp I is used for motor control and for any latter add-ons. The Ladies Man also has a remote for a kill switch, and an auto-theft system from a Corvette. Cause we know the ladies may want to take this cutie home, but he?s got to stay so we can charge his batteries.
Like any true Ladies Man, he might not know much about what?s going on in the world around him, but he?s got a lot of personality.
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