TARA is a robotics platform based on a used electric wheelchair. She is a human sized animatron with a punk look. Her job is to use her voice and punchy stereo to try to get people to dance. She has been a regular at Detroit Maker Faire for 4 years.
After several revisions TARA's electronics bay had become crowded and messy. At times the use of jumper wires to connect micro-controllers and components caused glitchy performance. It was also difficult to exhibit her components since the old compact layout made it difficult to see what parts were used and how they were put together.
The PhaseDock 1107W has made it easy to put together a clean layout that is waterproof and easy to show.
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