Welcome to the AT-AT Project. I have combined an Arduino Uno, an Adafruit Servo Shield, Xbox 360 Controller, and a beat-up 1981 Kenner At-At Walker and the final result is the toy I always wanted when I was a kid. If you played with this toy growing up you will probably remember how clumsy it was and difficult to move around.
The goal of this project was to take my old beat up AT-AT Walker and make it walk. There were many different obstacles I had to overcome to complete the project such as quadrupedal movement, learning how to use an Arduino microcontroller, basic electronics and breadboarding, not damaging the plastic components of the toy during fabrication, configuring an Xbox controller to make the AT-AT move, etc...
Below are a collection of articles from various websites and blogs discussing this project.
My name is Dave Stein. I am a software engineer during the day who likes to tinker with Arduino projects in the evening. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and I am also an avid sports fan who loves to play basketball and spend quality time with the family. #H2P
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