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Here’s the amazing Crabfu’s latest creation. In other fu news, I-Wei’s Swashbot3 won Gold Medal for Best of Show at RoboGames last weekend! Congrats, mate!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. JP says:

    That looks incredibly fun to play with!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks like the cat could use a new battery pack!

  3. Anthony O'Malley says:

    http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/6897/walk3.html
    There are other ways to make an autonomous, analog control circuit for a 3 motor walker, and it would be simple to add biases to the circuit for radio control. The most common approaches are the BEAM suspended bicore or monocore designs, which both can be adapted for phototaxis, although with a little hacking, the bias could be attached to an RC circuit. These would make controlling the robot involve less wagging of the controls and more intuitive steering, reversing, etc.