Robotics

On this episode of Gomi Style, they build a low-cost telepresence robot. There are some “problems” with this video. It’s not an “autonomous” robot if *you* control it and the show is called Gomi Style, and they say the robot is made of junk they have lying around, but then, it’s made with the Vex robotics system, our MAKE Controller, a Mac Mini, an iSight camera, and an LCD monitor. Still, they manage to make a pretty decent telepresence bot for probably under $1000.

Sparky – Autonomous Telepresence Robot

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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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