Walter Jr. / Mini Me / Little Walter / Little Buddy / Gilligan
February 24, 2011
Yup, Walter needs a little buddy. With a WiiCamera onboard, Walter now has the ability to track and follow IR beacons and thus, could in theory, play follow-the-leader and hide-and-seek. But to play these games, he is going to need someone to play with! I bring you Walter Jr. aka Mini me aka Little Walter aka Little Buddy aka (the most famous "little buddy") Gilligan. The main deal with Gilligan is the fact that he has no budget. None. Nada. No money. He is going to have to be built out of whatever I have on hand. He will have to work with IR sensors, and will have to speak Arduino --no money for a second prop. He does fill one thing I have always wanted to build though --Single wheel drive, steerable. Frits did this as well as a few others, but this will be my first attempt at a non-spinable, 3-point-turn robot. Woo Hoo!