Friday 6 March 2015

Bionic Rat

Alex's Rat.  Canon S120
19th February 2015

As it is half-term, Alex and I have spent a few hours having some fun with robotics.

With a pair of motors and gearboxes, a bit of printed plastic, some components a processor and some software, we have a bionic rat!

We gave it two photocells to act as eyes, and wrote the code to home-in on a flashing light.

It sort of works; one wheel jams a bit and it spins too fast and overshoots the light: much more fun that way :)

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