If you’re participating in our awe-inspiring MAKE Robot Build contest, you should know that Steve Joiner and his sons Noah and Jamie have set the bar with their excellent coasterbot, HUL-10.
(You may remember we posted a super-cute video showing Noah describing the various components of the bot.)
Not only does HUL-10 do a great job of avoiding obstacles thanks to its twin IR sensors, I was really impressed with the homemade wheels Steve cooked up. He turned a CD spindle into a jig and cut a bunch of disks down, glued them together, and then wrapped them in rubber for traction. The stand-offs he made out of dice win mad style points too!
Competitors, you’d better bring your A-game because these Joiner boys don’t mess around.
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Extra points for the Red Hat racing stripe!
That is too much awesome to count! Great job, guys!
(And yeah, the Red Hat discs are a grand uber-geeky touch).
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