Arduino Robotics
Build a Wirebot Motion Platform

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You know those wire-actuated sky cameras they use to capture aerial footage of sporting events in large stadiums? Turns out that type of motion-control platform is called a “wirebot,” and our fabulous guest author Riley Porter has just posted a very cool Arduino-based build of a small scale wirebot motion control platform on a PVC frame. It’s today’s feature over on the Make: Arduino page. [Thanks, Riley!]

This project was sponsored by element14, the tech portal and online community for design engineers.


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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