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Whizzer Cd-Rom Robot 4
Hacked Gadgets has a really cool CD-ROM bot made from old junk, in the video the little bot creeps across the wire nicely… Blake writes – “I contructed a simple robot about a year ago. It’s chasis is made from an old SCSI CD-ROM drive. It uses the mechanics of the drive to pull itself along a suspended wire. I built it for a project in my high school physics class. The objective of the project was to construct a device that would get from one end of a suspended wire to the other with no physical intervention. Our teacher gave a name for these devices. He calls them “Whizzers”. Mine does not really “whiz” but it gets the job done.Link.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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