Not shown in class, a guide to making mechanical automata. I think many of these could be made on a laser cutter or 3d printed.
Multiplexers, shift registers, and how to read a data sheet
The Arduino Playground guide the 4051, including the spiffy Arduino bitRead() call.
Instructables page on how to use the 74HC595 shift register.
The Sparkfun guide to reading a data sheet.
An interactive toy that passes “the tigoe test”
Paro, an interactive therapeutic robotic toy, now used in treatment for a variety of mental health problems.
- Upgraded version of what I saw in Miraikan, the national museum of emerging science and innovation.
- Used in treatment of people with Alzheimer’s and general dementia. Live animals are usually not allowed in rehabilitation or senior care facilities.
- Paro Corporate site.