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DMX Animatronic Robot

This project describes the development of a fully functional animatronic prototype. It is implemented from scratch and it aims to be a guide for the development of future more complex animatronic robots. The system is based on an Arduino microcontroller. The communication protocol with other devices is DMX512. The choice of this communication protocol is due to the fact that it is a standard in the world of lighting technology, a common environment for this kind of robots. The developed robot includes servo motors and different types of LEDs. The manufacture of the mechanical components has been carried out mainly by 3D printing after modelling it using Solidworks.

Arduino MEGA
3 5mm LED
XLR3 connector
5V DC power supply and connector
2 MG996R servos
MAX485 module
Round WS2812 LED pixel matrix
2 servo brackets
2 servo gears
3x8x4mm bearing
12 8x3mm neodymium magnet
M3 bolts and nuts
Total cost of materials including PLA is about 60$”

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