MAKE subscriber and prolific robot-builder Steve Norris writes in to share his latest creation, the CoolerBot. Unlike most of the telepresence devices we see, this one is designed to be used outdoors, and sports solar panels to help keep it charged up. Steve claims that it’s primary purpose is wildlife photography, but from the looks of that rabbit I think it might be more fun to drive it around and startle them.
I like the use of readily obtainable building materials such as PVC pipe and a cooler, and the camouflage finishing work. Now I wish I had a backyard to drive it around in!