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Gareth Branwyn

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.



  1. Majones says:

    Kudos!! I’ve always absolutely adored this sort of idea. Saw a bot controlled by a goldfish somewhere once, I believe.

    I’d really like to see this same project with omni-directional wheels (think wowee rovio, etc.) I think that not having to have the robot turn to a specific heading and then move foreward would work wonders in translating the hamster’s movements to robot movement more naturally. Whenever the little critter changes course, subtly or dramatically, the whole robot stops and rotates rather than just adjusting, due to the limitations of the platform.