Hi.My name is THANAPHOJ HORTHAISONG.I come from Chiang Rai, Thailand. Now I study at third year in Bachelor Degree of Computer Engineering at Mae Fah Luang University. So next year I must do a graduate project ( Call Senior Project).
Then I have a plan I want to make a Robot <--"So Great Right!!!" but the robot that I want to make is a Pianist Robot.So a scope is about I will make a robot hand that look like a real human hand and have similar touching <--"It Mean it will similar when you touching so thing" so now I plan to make a hand that can have 1024 touching level because when a robot playing piano it will realistic same human play.And a microcontroller that I want to use is a FPGA type [I Think a microcontroller is support by my University.] it call Altera DE 2 (Cyclone 2) and hand will made by Aluminium Alloy and Step Motor to controll movement of robot.
This Robot control by computer It mean you put a sheet music or midi file and computer will process and send a result to robot and then robot will automatic play <--- In this part I will make a program by myself maybe I will use C# to made it.
The Equipment or Stuff That I want you to Help me is.
1. Digital Piano (Now I plan to use Casio PX-160 or Yamaha P115) Because it the most cheapest piano that use hammer grade key --> A cost is about : 1,000$
2.An Aluminium Alloy for hand, head and body --> A cost is about : 100$
3.Motor and Battery --> Beacuse a robot use many motor and during made it have risk the motor can burn or shock I when to buy some spare too. --> A cost is about : 100$
4.A skin <-- I think I will you silicon to make a realistic skin. ---> This I don't sure about cost maybe It will take about : 50$
So if you want to support me you can donate to me I promise I will not waste you money.This robot is my dream since I come to study Computer Engineer.So Please Make my dream come true.