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Corporate Companion

The ultimate business accessory, a robot companion for all your corporate needs. Including inspirational quotes and buzzwords!

BeginnerFull instructions provided12 hours672

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
×1
Adafruit Mini External USB Stereo Speaker
×1
MG995
×1
Powerbank
×1
Plastic ornament balls
×2
Felt furniture pads
×2
Spraypaint
×1
Popsicle stick
×1
Tie
×1

Software apps and online services

Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
ttsmp3

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Tape, Duct
Tape, Duct

Story

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Code

Code

Python
#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import os
import json
import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import time
from random import randint

servoPIN = 17
GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
GPIO.setup(servoPIN, GPIO.OUT)

p = GPIO.PWM(servoPIN, 50)  # GPIO 17 for PWM with 50Hz
p.start(2.5)  # Initialization

try:
    while True:

        p.ChangeDutyCycle(4)

        # Collect all the names of the images in out folder and the amount
        names = [name for name in os.listdir('/home/pi/Desktop/corporate/audio')]
        total = len([name for name in os.listdir('/home/pi/Desktop/corporate/audio')])

        # Generate a random number, -1 because our index start at 0
        random = randint(0, total-1)
        print(total)

        # Fetch the name belonging to this random number
        name = '/home/pi/Desktop/corporate/audio/'+names[random]
        print(name)

        #Play the audio
        os.system('mpg123 ' + name)
        time.sleep(0.2)
        p.ChangeDutyCycle(5)
        sleep = randint(10, 60)
        print(sleep)
        time.sleep(5)

except KeyboardInterrupt:

    p.stop()


		

Credits

8bitsandabyte

8bitsandabyte

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We’re Dane & Nicole, two makers that create tremendously terrible tech, which we happily share with you on our channel!

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