April 12, 2009 AT 11:00 pm

“Puff ” – The magic motorshield dragon

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This is the coolest project ever – using an Adafruit motorshield for Arduino this little dragon looks for flames and blows them out… love it –

“Puff ” -  The Dragon Enters. Puff is able to Put out Fires – He Scans his Head to find the Flames – he orientates towards the Flame – and Blows it out. If he fails to blow out the Fire within 2 sweeps then the “PANIC” mode switches in and he backs away to save himself from frying his “Chips”. Puff is an Arduino based tracked autonomus Robotic Vehicle with “Cliff” and “Obstacle” detection.


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5 Comments

  1. I was disappointed when puff didn’t have cigarette lighter fluid and igniter in his mouth for a flame throwing puff that could relight the candle. :)

  2. Hallo Everyone,
    “Puff ” and i are over the moon that you have discovered us.
    I am the creator of the above dragon and it uses:- Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino kit.
    It is a fantastic product and works really well for “Puff ”

    “Puff ” will shortly have some pyro-techniques installed – which will consist of Green Flash cotton/paper fired by a arduino controlled “Glow-plug” – this will produce a flame from “Puffs ” mouth – should make a super entrance to the “Show Video” being filmed now.

  3. This is an amazing bot. I love the whole dragon theme. I really want to see the programming for this bot.

  4. Puff Update :- Yes he now Breaths Fire………
    I had a spare motor port on the MotorShied so i used it as a relay driver to fire a Flame-ing dragons Breath.

    Details and Video can be found on the web site that hosts Puff :-
    http://www.letsmakerobots.com

    Thanks Gareth

  5. “Puff ” now Breaths Fire……

    http://letsmakerobots.com/node/6427 (Video)

    I used a spare Motor port on the Motor Shield to directly drive a 6 Volt Relay that fires the “Pyro ” electronics – this was a pretty neat trick for the shield to do this (meant less electronics to drive relay).

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