Ice-cream Sticks + Hot Glue = Robot

Posted 9 Aug 2011 at 21:49 UTC by steve Share This

Michael Gruber wrote to tell us about a cool little robot built from Ice-cream sticks, split pins, hot glue, and a control board from an Innovati RQ-5 robot kit:

"In preparation for the School Education Expo in September 2011 in Sydney/Australia, we at RoboteShop decided to see what we could do to show how simple robots can be, so we built a robot with ice-cream sticks, split pins and a glue gun using a design inspired from the Karl Williams book called
. For the control board we used the electronics that are included with the RQ-5 paper robot kit from Innovati which includes a servo and two infrared sensors. It was a simple matter of getting two more servos and plugging it into the board to build our hexapod robot. Although this board is preprogrammed when shipped with the RQ-5 kit, this can be changed by using the EV8 Writer. The programming is done with Innovati's innoBASIC programming language."

It's also a colorful and vocal little bot. Hopefully the kids at the expo will be inspired to build some robots of their own!

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