Welcome to the Operator Interface Kit! This will guide you through the steps in assembling the hardware operator interface to command Bowie the robot. It can have different modes, and with 6 buttons, there are lots of possibilities for having Bowie do a variety of routines. The battery is not included with this kit. The way to power it is through a usb battery pack, connected to the usb port on the Teensy 3.2. Please note that the Xbee is not included with this kit. Rather, it is the ‘comms add-on pack’, which will be necessary for your Bowie Brain to communicate with the Operator Interface. Let’s get started making this!
- Soldering iron
- Solder (your choice – lead free or leaded)
- Third hand tool
- Desolder wick braid, or desoldering tool (just in case there are mistakes along the way)
- Diagonal cutters
- Painters tape
- Screwdriver with bit kit
- Arduino and usb cable for testing
- Jumper wires
- Hot glue gun and hot glue stick
- Xacto knife
Please note, when you are cutting the leads with diagonal cutters, to be cautious and wear eye protection. Sometimes the leads can accidentally go flying in weird directions, and you don’t want to get hurt.
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