This weekend, make Mousey The Junkbot, a cute little light sensing robot that will skitter across your floors like a real mouse! This project was in Make: Volume 2 and was conceived and written by Gareth Branwyn of streettech.com.
Mousey is a mouse made of scavenged materials. Above is a common LM 386 Op Amp which is the chip that balances the input from the IR emitters to make the robot light seeking. If you’re not a scavenger you can also get the parts from solarbotics.com.
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Mousey the Junkbot on Make: Projects