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augustson1 Makers are starting to work on their coasterbots...
augustson2 Makers are starting to work on their coasterbots...

One of the first coasterbots for our Robot Build contest has hit the MAKE Flickr pool. The work of Shawn Augustson, this robot looks very promising… I like how Shawn has altered the CD, which is totally within the rules.

I had two different CD’s, one was a TDK that had gold paint on it. This one folded over nicely, but the paint is now peeling on it. The other was some no name brand with no paint. Once I heated it up, it folded over but I could also hear some cracking. I broke a corner, but was able to fit it back by melting the two pieces together. Once I had both CDs folded the way I wanted them, I used some strong glue and stuck them together so that I had two sides to mount my servos to.

Read more about Shawn’s robot.

Interested in participating buy don’t have any ‘tronics? This optional Jameco parts bundle could get you on the right track.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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