This section should take up to 5 minutes to complete.
First take a look at the robot we’re about to construct — you’ll find some common elements found on many robots as well as some others.
The key to how all of this works is the music that is played by your MP3-player, which is specially encoded with your choreographed dance moves. You will program dance moves into your favourite song with a piece of software that is provided in this tutorial, which will be discussed in Part-6: Program.
There are generally two channels (i.e. left-channel and right-channel) for music (or MP3 files) that you play on your MP3-player. These channels send music to your left and right ear, respectively. With our program, we remove the music in the right-channel of your song and replace it with dance move commands.
When your MP3-player is plugged in and you play your encoded song, the left-channel goes directly to an audio amplifier and plays the music out loud, while the right-channel goes to a small computer, which interprets the digital information as motor and light commands.
> Proceed to Part-2: Electronic Road Map