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Interview in Circuit Cellar Magazine

If you are subscribed to Circuit Cellar, check out page 6 in the December edition for an interview with us about the history of RoboBrrd and some of our other robots! You can also see the interview on their website.

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The article even features BubbleBoy. Making this maybe the weirdest robot Circuit Cellar will ever write about? A pink snowman that hula hoops. Haha!

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It’s very humbling to be in company of many intelligent people. Thank you Circuit Cellar for the interview!

Hello, Botbait!

Introducing my latest robot to the world, a tentacle mechanism animatronic!

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This robot is a great way to dive into the world of animatronic tentacle mechanisms and explore different ways of interacting with a robotic creature.

Also known as Botbait, this robot moves organically, lights up charismatically, and enjoys interacting with you.

Watch this video to see it in action:

It is available as a kit, a kit including electronics, and customised & assembled.

Building your own Botbait is a fun way to start getting interested in tentacle mechanisms while building a cool robot.

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If you are interested in the ‘making of’, I went all-out with this robot’s documentation and created an in-depth video about the tentacle mechanism. It’s 17 minutes long, covering the design, building, electronics, programming, behaviour, and lessons learned.

Watch video on YouTube

There is more information at robobrrd.com/tentacle, go check it out, and learn how to make your own Botbait!


GO BOTBAIT!

RoboBrrd at Maker Faire NY

Central Pavilion (indoors), lower level, near spiral staircase, green table cloth, RoboBrrds

^ This is where you will be able to find us at Maker Faire NY 2012!

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If you are going to Maker Faire, be sure to drop by our table and see our RoboBrrds! Here are the RoboBrrds we will have on board:

Seagull RoboBrrd – Interact with it by shaking it! At educational day this morning, kids loved it! As a bonus, this is a great way to stress-test RoboBrrd. Usually this would result in some broken servos, but it hasn’t broken yet!

Impy RoboBrrd – The classic NFC hats trick, and iPad interactivity. Can switch between the two with the press of a button. This RoboBrrd is made out of popsicle sticks and has a base, but it can run off of batteries and it is very cute.

Camouflage RoboBrrd – Just a dancing and blinking RoboBrrd, if you move your hand in front of its sensor, it will wave its wings differently! This RoboBrrd also has the laser cut additional face on it of the birds nest inspired architecture from the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Although there isn’t many RoboBrrds here to play with, there has been a lot of detail work done in the design of the pieces and boards. So if you are interested in learning more about the in-depth stuff, feel free to ask questions!

Really excited to see everyone here tomorrow, let me know your feedback on RoboBrrd! :)