Friday, 25 January 2013

R2D2 Raspberry Pi
R2D2 Raspberry Pi

Take a look at this video.  A chinese Star Wars fan built a fully working R2D2 powered by nothing more than a Raspberry Pi.  If you're not familiar with a Raspberry Pi, its basically a credit card sized PC and costs around £25/$40.  The R2 unit was taken from an interactive toy, coupled with a few parts online and hey presto!  You have a fully functioning R2D2 from Star Wars.  The creator writes:

This is a birthday gift I built from scratch for my girlfriend :)
The hardware is made of a broken Interactive R2D2 toy and a bunch of cheap parts purchased online. Inside, the little guy is powered by a Raspberry Pi running Rasbian.

voice control (in English and Chinese, using PocketSphinx)
face recognition (using OpenCV)
motion detection 
ultrasonic distance detection
audio message record and replay
sound play and TTS
rechargeable battery

I need your Star Wars memories for a book


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