I started gathering parts for this project last year and quickly began physically modding my Omnibot 2000 I purchased around Christmas time for 150 bucks. The goal is to make a development platform I can learn and develop on. I had the body painted Liquid Red and raised the Omnibot 2000 height by about 17 inches I believe. I molded in many ultrasonic sensors and a arc reactor and 3 lcd screens in the front. One for battery/power , another fan cooling and temp and the large 7 inch is the monitor for the PC. The robot has a place for a mini itx computer and PSU w HD inside.
Right now I’m working to install all the equipment in the chest and get those things in place. Right now I’m working the get the white bar… A 40 segment blue led bar to light when it hears sounds. This will light just like a VU meter when the robot makes sounds or plays music. In the chest here is the equipment… LCD unit monitors voltage, batt temp, wattage, and current. Beside the power LCD is a IR motion detector. Below that a 40 segment blue led VU meter. A Blue ray DVD USB Drive , arc reactor prop, below that a 7 inch LCD molded into the abdomen.
That sounds like an awesome project. Thanks for sharing! We’d love to hear updates on your progress.