DAGU - Playful Puppy Robot
The Playful Puppy is an Arduino based quadpod that can be built in just 3-4
hours. No soldering is required and it is Arduino compatible for easy
The controller comes with an ATmega328 and sample code provided that allows
the puppy to sit, shake hands, lie down, beg and walk on it's hind legs.
This robot is fully interactive and is controlled by hand gestures.
The Playful Puppy is fully interactive. When using the Sample
Code provided, it is controlled by hand gestures and goes to rest
when no one's interacting with it.
- Quadbot Chassis with 8 Servos
- Compound Eye for Object Detection
- Pan & Tilt Mechanism with 2 Additional servos
- Magician Arduino Controller
- 2x3AA Battery holder (batteries not included)
- Jumper Wires, Nuts, Screws and all accessories for Assembly
Additional Resources and Documentation:
Step by Step Assembly Blog on Instructables
User Manual for Playful Puppy
Please note: the Instructions include explanation about the Assembly
and Programming of the Magician Arduino Controller with ATMEGA8. The Magician
controller included has been upgraded to ATMEGA328.
Therefore where you read ATMEGA8 you should read ATMEGA328
and, on the Arduino board Selection (page 19), where you read "Arduino NG
or older w/ ATMEGA8" you should read "Arduino Duemilanove or nano w/
Sample Code 1:
Playful Puppy using NiMH Battery (this is the recommended code if you're
using standard AA/AAA batteries)
Sample Code 2:
Playful Puppy using LiPo battery