Instructables user TannerTech has used a little Arduino technology to add gesture controls to his rolling backpack enabling the device to be manoeuvred in a much more elegant way.
The Robo-backpack can be seen in action in the demonstration video below and full instructions have been kindly published to the Instructables website for you to build your very own.
Have you ever gotten tired of pulling your rolling backpack around? Or, have you ever wanted to drive your backpack around like a robot? Have you ever wanted to pull a good prank using a backpack that looks like it is being pulled by a ghost? Well, you need wait no longer. In this instructable, I will show you how to modify a normal rolling backpack to be controlled from your phone. You can even use the force to bring the backpack to you! The video below gives an awesome demonstration of the backpack in motion. Lets get started!
For this project, you will only need a few materials. You will need:
• An old rolling backpack, it doesn’t need to be new. I got my backpack from a friend who was giving away the backpack because the handle was broken.
• An H-Bridge motor controller.
• A paint stick(From any home improvement store)
• An arduino(Any one will work)
• DC motors with mounts.
• A LiPo battery(I used a Home-built battery from a previous project)
• Rubber wheels
• Bluetooth Module
• Pencil box
Jump over to the Instructables website via the link below for more details. If you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.