Let's Make Robots!

The Write LMR Challenge

The rules here are simple:

  • Make a robot that one way or the other writes either "letsmakerobots.com", or "LMR" the way you like it.
  • Shoot it on video, enter it as a robot.
  • Best entries will be promoted / used to promote LMR - Fame, envy, marvel, admiration and respect is the prize!

Your robot can shape the letters in clay, burn it on your sisters dog with a laser, build them out of breadcrumbs.. or draw it with a pencil on a piece of paper. Anything goes, as long as the letters are clearly written, and the video shows the progress.

Sample code is VERY welcome - perhaps this can be done simple by a "start-here-robot" - that would be way cool, and with some simple code that others could adapt and try at home!

Make sure that you have plenty of light on the video - best shot outside in daylight - it is going to be featured, so we need it to be sunny ;)

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I present <drum roll, please>:


(Using a little Dutch influence, there to wow the judges.)

YouTube Video Here



For my next trick, I think I will try to get a servo to operate a paint aerosol. If I can do that, I can mount it on BigChaser and go and grafitti LETSMAKEROBOTS on the road outside my house. Actually, I think there's a big fine for doing that. Wait a minute, if my robot does it, no-one would know it was me!!


Check out the GraffittiWriter robot :



Pop Quiz: Can anyone tell me what this represents: ABEKLMORST ?

the letters in Lets Make Robots

or alphabetizing as you said


Did I give too much away? Yeah - that's what I was looking for. Nice, though, that one instance of each of the letters in "letsmakerobots" is an anagram of stromkabel.


stormkabel?! i kinda like that! stormkabel.com is available :D

I also like your robo, BOA :) Thanks! (a little pathetic, but I still like it :D)

You're just sore because I don't grasp your notion for stalking plastic heads. ;-)


stromkabel - Electric Cable

All the letters in the word "stromkabel" arranged in alphabetical order. A BEAUTIFUL coincidence (you'll see why later), but not the answer I was looking for.


With respect to the burning of the LMR logo onto my sisters dog with a laser, can LMR give me any veterinary liability insurance? I suspect my sister will want the dog to have plastic surgery after I shoot my video in order to correct the tissue damage and to restore some of the fur.

Also, can you list UK suppliers of anaesthetics? I shouldn't want to test my canine laser tatoo machine with the animal still conscious. I suspect it will struggle resulting in the logo being quite unreadable. That's probably not really the image you want to advertise anyway as it would make the workmanship look quite terrible.

Can the deadline please be extended a little? The dog's leg is still in plaster as it got broken while I was testing my entry for the "Robot to Lift Your Sister's Dog to the Top of the Eiffel Tower" challenge last month. Stupid, really. My sister told me I should have incorporated a parachute.

PS - no animals were actually harmed in the making of this comedy message.