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Steampunk Robot

I attended the 2010 Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, NJ.

This bot took first place at the Mad Science Contest.

Here is a less dramatic, but more in focus picture.

A couple of videos below show the robot in operation and the inventor describing it. He complained that it breaks down a bit too often, which it in fact did during the show. He got it up and running again after tearing apart a servo and replacing some stripped gears.

The bot has eight servos, and is basically a remote control puppet. The Wii controllers have an Arduino and XBee radio.

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I almost forgot. The guy gave me his card.

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