Posts Tagged ‘bristlebot’
In order to help raise money for me to go to Stanford, I’m starting a new thing called Styrobots. They’re cute robots, just like a Bristlebot, but it is a painted styrofoam cup, with googley eyes, some pipecleaner, and a smile!
I’m thinking about selling these to raise money to help me go to Stanford. They would sell for around $15 More info will be up later!
Here are some pics!
All of the latest info will be on the Styrobot page, which can be found here!
Wow, what a brilliant surprise! After playing around with BubbleBoy, I go to check my email. I noticed that there were two new comments on my blog, which is rather peculiar! I checked it out, then shrieked out loud “I’M ON MAKEZINE!”. Wooooooooooo! I was sooooo (and still am) thrilled! A few seconds later, after playing the video to ensure it was my BristleBot, I sent a thank-you email right away to JBC, the person that made the article.
I’m just so absolutely honoured, flattered, and blabber-ghasted! Thank you so much!! So, check it out on MAKE!
Oh yeah, one more thing – BristleBot says thanks too.
Yay! I made a Bristlebot today, and updated the smilies for this blog. Much cuter, no? ^_^
It was pretty fun. My soldering has gone waaaaaay downhill though. Hopefully I’ll get more practice in soon. Arduino and ArtBot contest entries are due in the end of April, so I better get moving. My plan is to make a new Robbie, incidentally called Pinky. I’ll somehow find a small microphone and speaker, and embed it in a physical pink snowman.
The coolest part about the ArtBot contest is that, if I am accepted, I’ll be able to go to Ireland on my birthday. I’m Irish, so that’s quite a huge ordeal! <:D
-> Oh, I received my comments today. And a crumpled certificate. Nice. Well, the comments were all positive, even the two in French.
I checked to see what the science fairs in Mass are like – they have a panel of professional judges. So I need not worry for the future!
As said yesterday- I was playing with my Arduino today!
However, that really only began after supper. I went to buy some tiny wire jumpers and a big bread board (I like big boards and I can not lie) … and a squishy button. Plus, I saw they had vibrating motors, so I bought one! I’m going to implement it into this pink snowman as a bristlebot. So- imagine this – a pink snowman that can bob its head forwards and backwards, move side to side, and navigate around by means of a bristlebot
Sounds fun to me! The only thing I don’t get is how I will connect it all together…
Here are some technology as art pictures of what I did today…
This morning, as I now remember it, I wanted to make stuff via the terminal. I hit a roadblock when my gcc compiler didn’t work! I’ll have to figure out that one later – I think I need to install it again.
Another interesting thing that happened today was somehow I glitched one of Ty.com’s Beanie Baby 2.0 games- it gave me SO much free stuff. It was amazing! My big book of Beanies is looking pretty fab!
Tomorrow I’ll buy the squishy parts for the pink snowman as the hobby shop was closed, even though it was only 11 minutes after 6:00. :/ Who would leave their store exactly when it is closed? Wouldn’t you have to take inventory, clear the till?! Gwaaaah! And who closes at 6:00 anyway…
Arrrg- I really want some BOOKS about AI & NLP! All I was hoping for was just 1 bursary @ MRSTF to buy books…