Gentlemakers, start your robots!

Robotics
Gentlemakers, start your robots!

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I recently placed an order for some vibration motors from BGMicro — a a neat little hobbyist-focused ‘tronics seller out of Garland, Texas. They had vibration motors for 69¢ so I threw 10 in my shopping cart. When I told my cohorts at Twin Cities Maker about the deal, a bunch of the guys pitched in and I bought sixty!

My idea for the awesome Robot Build contest? A coaster bot with the CD positioned horizontally, that travels via bristle bot feet!

Leave a comment with how you’re coming with your bots. Do you have a concept? Are you ordering parts? (The official — but not required — Jameco parts bundle is a great start) I definitely recommend ordering in bulk with hackerspace cohorts, you save a ton on shipping and might even be able to save on parts if you order enough.

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My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net

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