YesYesBOT is a robot commissioned by Intel to YesYesNo to introduce its brand new board based on Arduino: Intel® Galileo. “Galileo is a micro-controller board based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, a 32-bit Intel Pentium-class system on a chip.” (see more here)

The robot inspired on Japanese robots from the 80’s, is commanded from a phone app which communicates with the board through wi-fi signal, to make the robot move around, make sounds and give away candies. I worked on the physical construction, designing the look, 3D printing parts and using old electronics junk to give the robot a retro aspect. Also, I designed the mechanism for the dispenser inside, which works with a servo motor activated from the phone app.

The whole process had to be done within 3 weeks, to be exhibited in the Maker Faire Rome 2013, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich first announced Galileo, demonstrating with YesYesBOT on stage, an application that can be performed using this type of micro-controller.

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