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Cellbot contributor Jason has scaled things up a bit with his Boxbot. Designed using SketchUp and output on a CNC ShopBot, the Boxbot uses $10 worth of MDF and a couple of $16 windshield wiper motors to drive its wheels.

In this video we’re using an emergency car battery for power but any 12V supply will do as long as it can handle up to 5 amps of current. The laptop is just temporary until we wire up a lower volt serial line into one of the Gadgetboard pins. Then we’ll use an Android cellphone for command and control to make it a true Cellbot.

Adam Flaherty

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