Inferno Robotics Corp
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Tell us briefly about your project. Is it a work of art or does it serve another
The project was was intended to take several different components and work out the interface between them. It uses a servo motor, flex resistor as a sensor, LCD display for output and a micro controller to work out the logic.
When did you start working on this project and how long did it take you to complete?
It was developed in the summer of 2008 and completed in August of 2008. The project was the end result of several weeks of research and testing on the PIC micro controller. It dicta about 10-15 hours to complete the set up shown int he video.
What was your goal in building this project?
The overall goal was to try and interface several different I/O devices into a demo that showcases their basic capabilities.
Does your project help to solve a problem? If so what problem?
There was no particular problem other then to demonstrate the connectivity between small modules
What makes your idea unique?
The idea is rather simple, and it shows that a lot of the futuristic motion control seen in movies is actually possible. Many similar demos have surfaced on line, but I believe my projects shows a good basic prototype between all of the modules.
In what capacity are you using bearings and what type of bearings?
The bearings used in this project are ones included in a typical servo motor. Most such motors have ball bearings.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about your project?
The most important conclusion to draw is that the technology though of as sci-fi is closer than most people think.
How will you use the $5,000 prize?
I would like to put the prize to use by purchasing more parts and make more videos that demo simple technology that hobbyists/students can use to learn.