Check out this awesome one eyed robot that cajoles money from unsuspecting passers by. The Gimme Robot created by Chris Eckert is a two axis numerically controlled sculpture that pans a room looking for people.
Once a target is found they are tracked eyeball to eye ball until they drop a few coins into the tin on the front. Watch the video after the jump to see the Gimme robot in action.
The sculpture is controlled by an Arduino Pro Mini. Stepper motors are driven by two Pololu A4983 Stepper Motor Driver Carriers. The microcontroller, stepper drivers, and sensors are all mounted on a custom circuit board made with Eagle CAD.
More information about the Gimme Robot can be found on the Chris Eckert website
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