Christmas has come early

13 November 2006

I read Make 6 last week – a bit late, I know – and fell immediately in love with the idea of BEAM robotics, simple robots that can be build at home with simple tools, but display complex behaviour. Last Wednesday I placed an order with Solarbotics for the components I needed to build the “Trimet” robot described in the magazine, and today it was delivered – not at all bad for something that was shipped from Canada!

Given that my Dremel tool was delivered today as well – oddly enough, Tesco.com (a supermarket) had the best UK price I could easily find – it’s all I can do to hold myself back from building a robot or two this evening… but I’ll be strong, and will finish the NSLU2 project first.