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Otto DIY+ Arduino Bluetooth robot easy to 3dprint

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Otto DIY+ Arduino Bluetooth robot easy to 3dprint by cparrapa Jun 22, 2017

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Summary

Open education

Truly open source nature of Otto allows open STEAM education, we collect feedback from different workshops and schools around the world that are already using Otto DIY in their classroom and depending of the openness of this educational places we organize the lesson material and share as well, some people are teaching electronics connections with Fritzing and the physics behind, other code with Arduino then collaborative coding with Github, other to create open source APPs in app inventor, other how to customize with arts & crafts, other how to design 3d models with accessories for Otto using openSCAD or TinkerCAD or Fusion 360.

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Visit http://www.ottodiy.com/

Who is Otto DIY+ (PLUS)?

Otto DIY + is the improved and advanced version of original #OttoDIY, the idea is to have the same base features DIY robot + Bluetooth control and programming + metal gear servo motors MG90S + rechargeable + changing modes by touch sensor + sensors + light moves + other outputs +...?

Is a "Work-In-Progress" because Otto DIY+ is a forever BETA!, develop by a broad international and diverse community of Otto builders,

Thanks to Brandon Bowles we have a Thingiverse customizer, so you can change easily the size and parameters as you desire
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2457865

Otto builder group

So for any issue or question please follow this topic
https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/ottodiy/topic:16553

How to build your own Otto?

Recommended to first check all documentation for Otto DIY if you are a beginner and then you can try to play with more advanced features with Otto DIY+

Please check Otto DIY for instructions of how to build and once ready for Bluetooth follow the steps in this link: https://www.hackster.io/ottoplus/otto-diy-33406c

Codes, Bluetooth & APP

Codes for Bluetooth already here: https://github.com/OttoDIY/PLUS
The APP is still under BETA too but is functional https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_juanfelixmateos.OTTO_DIY_Bluetooth_Controller&hl=es

http://www.ottodiy.com/

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Overview and Background

open source STEAM

We are collecting feedback from different workshop and schools around the world that are already using Otto in their classroom and depending of the openness of this educational places we want to publish as well, some people are teaching electronics explaining the connections with Fritzing and the physics behind, other code with Arduino then publish Github, other to create open source APPs in app inventor, others how to customize with arts & crafts, other how to design 3d models accessories for Otto with tinkerCAD or Fusion 360, how to use 3D printers and so on.

If you are interested to give feedback around this please message me ;)

Lesson Plan and Activity

Build your Own Otto

But…Who is Otto? Otto is an interactive robot that anyone can make!
What can Otto do? Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles
Why Is Otto special? Otto is completely open source, 3D printable, and Arduino compatible

This is the opportunity to build and have your first robot.
First there will be a little introduction about Otto and the team behind,

Second you will receive one Otto DIY kit including all tools you need to make this biped robot.

And lastly you will follow the assembly instructions and you would be able to finish your new Otto robot and play.

Includes one Otto DIY kit and all the tools to build it in 2-3 hours.

No need technical knowledge, perfect for beginners and easy hackable for experts. Due small screws the workshops is recommend for 7+ years old, unless the children are accompanied by parents.

Code your own Otto

Ok so was fun to build now lets get into Otto's brain. By following the instructions will start to program your own robot by just modifying few lines of code, the simplicity of the function will help to easily jump into coding.

Create your own APP

We can play and control Otto from cellphone using Bluetooth yes but... that is pretty much a remote control, what else can we do?

By using APP inventor students can create their own apps and create new functions that are not only meant to "move the robot"

Design your own robot

Using TinkerCAD or Autodesk Fusion 360 or OpenSCAD (for more advance students) will be able to modify the source files or even recreate them to make you own robot and applied all the knowledge from the previous lessons. Customize, modify, remix and recreate your own Otto. then share to the world!

Materials Needed

Workshops

Bring all list of electronic parts mentioned before and all 3d components of Otto printed. Take some extras of each parts specially servos they break easily.

Is good to have some extra AA batteries or rechargeable (if is the case) and a soldering iron in case of accidents and further making.

Print the instruction manual in A6 format and have them organize and ready for the class.

Skills Learned

  • ideation
  • creativity
  • reasoning
  • problem solving
  • sequential thinking
  • mechanic
  • coding
  • motor capacity
  • programming

Duration of Lesson

2 hours for build your own Otto

Preparation

Rubric and Assessment

Test your own Otto

show what you learned free assessment to show your creativity

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I think this is a great project and have had fund building it.

1) Is this the most revised 3D parts? I've seen v5 in another site and am a little confused which parts are most up to date. I know the legs were modified at one point.

2) Has there been an improvements to the body and head? I've had problems with the head and body staying attached to each other and the head tabs breaking off.

  1. Yes you have more options of legs and you can customize this one

  2. Yes snap is softer and difficult to brake, you need to print with good fill and thickness

Welcome to the community where is your Otto?
Regards
Camilo

Great work
Are those legs for the MG90S servo?

the legs not yet but for the body yes

Thank you for the update.

you are welcome

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