Remote-controlled “RoboPlow”

Robotics
Remote-controlled “RoboPlow”

Rob Klinkey (Charles, IL) built this scrappy (scrapey?) little R/C snow plow with a 50″ blade, 6-wheel drive, 660 amps of power, 10 watts of LED lights for night plowing, and an on-board webcam. I like how it looks like a cross between a gas grill and a coffin.

RoboPlow

From the pages of MAKE:

MAKE Volume 22, Remote Control Everything
Automate your world with remote control. From pet care to power outlets, from toys to telepresence, we’ll show you how to add a joystick, push-button, twist-knob, or timer to just about anything. Don’t forget, subscribers can always read the digital edition here.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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