MAKE VIDEO PODCAST – The making of a Warbot and death of a RAZR phone

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Bre has really outdone himself this week! See a phone get harpooned! “When Pablos and 3ric Johanson called me up and invited me to see their robot, I had no idea what they were on about or that this visit would be the demise of my slim cellphone. Working together like mad scientists, these guys are developing a warbot to destroy all other warbots at the Western Allied Robotics Seattle Bot Battles IV. This mechanized showdown is set to begin at high noon at Seattle Center in the shadow of Seattle’s own space needle.

Inspired by their ingenuity and robotic daring, I’m putting together my own “Reporter Warbot” to enter the ring and document the shards and shrapnel of robots struggling for dominance! I’ll be flying a white flag and I’ve got the mobility part sorted out with a little xmods remote control car that I plan on putting some armor on. I need to figure out a mobile video recording solution so I can bring video back from the robot battlefield. If you have ideas for a good mobile video recording unit, drop me a note in the comments. Look forward to a video next week from the robot battlefield! PS. 3ric’s name is really spelled with a 3.”

Click here to get the video (MP4) delivered automatically with iTunes. This video will play on PC/Mac/Linux/PSPs and iPod video devices – Link.

(We’ll have a post about Bre and MAKE soon, but I’m pleased to say that Bre will be doing a lot of video with us! Yay!).

8 thoughts on “MAKE VIDEO PODCAST – The making of a Warbot and death of a RAZR phone

  1. copyright – yah, i’ll see if we can put it in the CC (this is bre’s default outro, but it’s all change-able).

    the razr blows, they’re all getting recalled – i think it was OK :-]

  2. Use a cvs cam, take the main board out and run it off of the car’s battery. That is if you can get ahold of an older cvs cam.

  3. It’s a cc at the end for creative commons. Dang, is it 2006 already, that means I have to change my outro!!! -Bre

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