Robotics Technology
Super-symmetrical Symet

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Bumped into this while poking around YouTube. An exemplary build of a Trimet BEAMbot, as covered in my BEAM projects in MAKE Volume 06. The near-perfect symmetry of the construction (often overlooked by some builders) leads to a really smooth, consistent motion. The builder used 1000 uF caps and the FLED (Flashing LED) variant of the Miller Solar Engine. More pics of this and other BEAM robots at the Flickr link below.

Related:

  • BEAM coverage on MAKE: Blog – Link

Beam bots – Link

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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