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Revisiting the Beetlebot, a Bot with No Brains but Lots of Spirit

Build the Beetlebot, a robot made from little more than spare parts, that can navigate a space, delight children, and terrify house pets

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5 Impressive Robotics Projects You Don’t Want to Miss

A few of our favorite robotics builds from the Make: archives.

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Mobile Breadboards for Nervous Network Sensor Integration

Mark Tilden, Robotics Physicist and father of BEAM robotics, builds simple robots capable of complex behaviors, and sets them loose in his house. His latest is the “Huey” line of experimental rovers for studying long term home survival.

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This Seeker Bot Will Head Towards the Brightest SunBEAM

BEAM is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. This episode of Weekend Projects will show you how to assemble a light-seeking bot built around a simple analog circuit in combination with pairs of infrared phototransistors, motors, and battery packs.

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Build a Fun Solar Roller or Symet BEAM Bot This Weekend

Inspired by nature and driven by solar light, BEAM Solar Chariots are both simple and fun to build – and move all on their own!

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New in the Maker Shed: Supercap Racers!

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? The Supercap Racer, designed by George Albercook, is the latest addition to the Maker Shed’s popular Mintronics line of DIY kits. Simply solder the kit together, add 4 AAA batteries, and you’re ready to race!

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‘beamz’ laser music thingy

Submitted for your viewing pleasure – A demo video for the “beamz Music Performance System” laser-controlled preprogrammed MIDI gating device targeted @ non-musicians. I don’t think it’s possible to list all of the memorable moments seen in the above video, at the very least they’re quirky, at most borderline-offensive. (The $599 pricetag alone could raise […]

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