LARS is a really nice project for several reasons. First, it’s a robot powered by an Arduino with lots of sensors. Second, it’s being build by a father and his son. I can’t think of a better thing to do with your kids than teach them a new skill that can use for the rest of their lives.

We had another test run for LARS. Now that we have the basics down, we plan to start adding to it. The next addition we are going to add is an on-board wireless camera. This will allow LARS to roam around and send the video signal back to our TV.

More about LARS: Light autonomous robotic scout [Let’s Make Robots]

Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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