Caterpillar Beam Bot

Caterpillar Beam Bot

Let’s Make Robots user adam “MiddleCreekMerchants” claflin built this Caterpillar BEAM bot, which manages to crawl along the ground and follow light without the need for a microcontroller. I’ve seen many different kinds of Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics (BEAM) robots before, but this multi-segmented version seems especially fascinating.


In the Maker Shed:

SolarSpeeder Kit
The SolarSpeeder was designed with ideas gathered from many years of Solarroller racing at the BEAM Robot games. You only need a soldering iron and basic hand tools to turn this high-quality coreless DC motor, lightweight body, and tweaked electronics into your own solar speed-demon.