Technical background of 'Cyclops'
Cyclops consists of mechanical (structural), electrical, pneumatic and software part.
(N.B. The specifications listed here are obsolete.)
Head: holds the CCD camera inside
Neck: holds the stepping motor inside
Spine: has the multiple spherical joints and muscles
Shoulder: holds the arms
Arm: is a pendulum, doesn't move by itself
Acrylic cylinder: holds the upper body
Plinth: holds the cylinder, contains sensors, microprocessors and solenoid valves.
CCD camera: set inside the head to get image
Stepping motor: set inside the neck to rotate the head
Super sonic and Infra-red sensors: set inside the plinth to detect the audience
Microprocessor 1 (BASIC Stamp 2p 40-pin Module): set inside the plinth to control the solenoid valves
Microprocessor 2 (BASIC Stamp 2sx Module): set inside the backyard to control the stepping motor
Microprocessor 3 (BASIC Stamp 2 Module): set inside the backyard to get information from the sensors
PC: set inside the backyard to run the control software
Air Muscles: set along the spine to move the upper body, develop by the Shadow Robot Company (www.shadow.org.uk)
Air compressor: set inside the backyard to supply air to the muscles
Solenoid valves: set inside the plinth to control the muscles
Cyclops controller: controls all the system of Cyclops
Macromedia Director 8.0 Shockwave Studio: is the development environment
TrackThemColors version 1.0: gives video input function to Macromedia Director, developed by Smoothware Design (www.smoothware.com)
SerialXtra version 0.91i: gives serial input function to Macromedia Director, developed by Geoff Smith (www.physicalbits.com)