September 07, 2006

The Turbot

Here is a video of our Turbot.

September means school and homework. One of Anthony's first assignments was to bring a bag of his "most valued posessions" to school, and tonight he dug up this robot. We built it (mostly I built it with a little participation from him) last year with a kit from Solarbotics. You can see I added some red 3mm Sintra that I also got from Solarbotics.

I think the Turbot is a pretty cool robot, well worth the soldering time. It is a light-seeker that tumbles on two spidery legs. It is very robust. It detects when it is stuck and knows how to reverse itself. And it is also efficient: I have not yet had to replace the original AAA batteries.

Here is the video.

Posted by David at September 7, 2006 09:27 PM
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