Candy Count

1. Introduction

In this project, we took the tried-and-true robot costume and gave it some life with the Raspberry PiGrovePi, and a handful of Grove sensors. The costume is a standard robot costume, but with a talking candy-counting machine attached!

When a piece of candy is placed in the robot, it flashes its LEDs, thanks the candy donor for the piece of candy, and announces the candy count. We use the Raspberry Pi for brains, the GrovePi and assorted sensors to detect candy, and a battery powered speaker to do the talking. The whole project takes about 2 hours to build.