My first experience with electrical engineering! This project started when i got an Arduion Uno and wanted to find a use for it
Firstly, I salvaged some small motors and a laser pointer from old toys. To be able to control them, I used clothespins to open, close and reverse electrical circuits. To upgrade this solution I bought some actual servo motors and a joystick component to control them.
For the final stage of the project, I decided to connect the Arduino to a Python face tracking script and move the motors so that the laser is always pointed at the face of the person being face tracked
The first iteration of this project
A demonstration of how clothespins where used for controlling the robot
The upgraded version of the robot after buying actual servo motors and a joystick controller
The final version of the project with implemented face tracking