UnCAT Robot Based on DS18B20 Temperature Sensortitled

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I used to dream of my kitty talking to me and now I am going to make my toy kitty react to my actions and even CHAT WITH ME!

Step 1: Schematic


Let's make a draft about the project.

Firstly I need a raspberry pi, which has a Linux OS, can compile Python and even has an access to the Internet. Secondary I would like to use Arduino to get some data as well as realize some basic physical reactions. 

Thirdly a webcam is required to capture user actions.

Finally is to make the connection to an AI chatbot.

Material List: 

Raspberry Pi 3 

Model B 5MP Night Vision Camera for Raspberry Pi 

DFRduino UNO R3 [ similar as Arduino UNO R3

USB Cable A-B for Arduino Uno/Mega 

Waterproof DS18B20 Sensor Kit 

9g micro servo (1.6kg) 

and a monitor is required for raspberry pi 

Step 2: Assambling 


Just have everything in their right position.

Step 3: Initial Raspberry Pi


Hint: just install the RASBAIN


Step 4: Test the Pi-camera

here is a test code from pythonprogramming.net

import io
import picamera import cv2 import numpy
#Create a memory stream so photos doesn't need to be saved in a file stream = io.BytesIO()
#Get the picture (low resolution, so it should be quite fast) #Here you can also specify other parameters (e.g.:rotate the image) with picamera.PiCamera() as camera: camera.resolution = (320, 240) camera.capture(stream, format='jpeg')
#Convert the picture into a numpy array buff = numpy.fromstring(stream.getvalue(), dtype=numpy.uint8)
#Now creates an OpenCV image image = cv2.imdecode(buff, 1)
#Load a cascade file for detecting faces face_cascade = cv2.CascadeClassifier('/usr/share/opencv/haarcascades/haarcascade_frontalface_alt.xml')
#Convert to grayscale gray = cv2.cvtColor(image,cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY)
#Look for faces in the image using the loaded cascade file faces = face_cascade.detectMultiScale(gray, 1.1, 5)
print "Found "+str(len(faces))+" face(s)"
#Draw a rectangle around every found face for (x,y,w,h) in faces: cv2.rectangle(image,(x,y),(x+w,y+h),(255,255,0),2)#Save the result image cv2.imwrite('result.jpg',image)

Step 5: PySerial Encapsulates the Access for the Serial Port

connect the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino Uno with the cable. After installing pySerial, reading data from Arduino is straightforward:

>>> import serial
>>> ser = serial.Serial('/dev/tty.usbserial', 9600)
>>> while True:
... print ser.readline()
'1 Hello world!\r\n'
'2 Hello world!\r\n'
'3 Hello world!\r\n'
Writing data to Arduino is easy too (the following applies to Python 2.x):
>>> import serial # if you have not already done so
>>> ser = serial.Serial('/dev/tty.usbserial', 9600)
>>> ser.write('5')

Hint: http://playground.arduino.cc/Interfacing/Python

Step 6: Test the Sensor and the Servo on the Arduino


Step 7: Add Chatbot Functions
Step 8: Update Your Code
Step 9: Package Everything and Put Them Into a Toy Kitty

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