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Crabfu’s R/C tortoise


Here’s the amazing Crabfu’s latest creation. In other fu news, I-Wei’s Swashbot3 won Gold Medal for Best of Show at RoboGames last weekend! Congrats, mate!


6 thoughts on “Crabfu’s R/C tortoise

  1. JP says:

    That looks incredibly fun to play with!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks like the cat could use a new battery pack!

  3. Anthony O'Malley says:
    There are other ways to make an autonomous, analog control circuit for a 3 motor walker, and it would be simple to add biases to the circuit for radio control. The most common approaches are the BEAM suspended bicore or monocore designs, which both can be adapted for phototaxis, although with a little hacking, the bias could be attached to an RC circuit. These would make controlling the robot involve less wagging of the controls and more intuitive steering, reversing, etc.

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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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