Category Archives: Robotics

Feelix Growing

23 February 2007

The grind of applying for patents for Resolver (about which more later) has slowed down work on my own robots, but my partner Lola has been rushing ahead with her ever-so-slightly more professional approach… I’m very proud of her :-) UPDATE 26 Feb: For some unknown reason, Google has made this post its #1 hit […]

“Dancing mule”

9 January 2007

On a more broadly interesting robotty note, here’s a dancing mule. It looks like the star is a “Big Dog” from Boston Dynamics, though I prefer the video cut to music to the drier one (warning – 11Mb WMV) on the company’s website.

Building the Coat Hanger Walker

9 January 2007

Here are a few things I noticed when building the “Coat Hanger Walker” from the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots – see my last post – that I think it would have been nice to know in advance. If you’re not intending to build one in the near future, you should probably skip this […]

Another robot

31 December 2006

A happy New Year to everyone! As a last post for 2006, here’s another robot, slightly better than my last attempt (though it does insist on walking backwards – some reshaping of the legs required, I think); it’s the “Coat Hanger Walker” from the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. (See here for my build […]

Make:06 Trimet… hmmm.

11 December 2006

I’ve just realised that I posted about receiving a package from Solarbotics a while back – but I’ve been silent about the results. The bits were the parts for the “Trimet” from Make magazine, issue 6, along with a book called the Absolute Beginners Guide to Building Robots, and the parts required for the robots […]

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 […]