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Synchronizes a cieling full of UV LEDs to music
This project began as a graduation gift to my sister. I thought it would be cool to install lights in our basement that react to music so that it could be used as a … Read more
This is a brainless robot challenge, those are the only ones I can build so far. Objective: build a robot (with no programmable brain) that can seek and find an … Read more

Momentary push button to on/off switch?

Is there some way to make an on/off switch using a momentary push button? I think the buttons feel more natural. They are smaller too. Just wonderin'...

Not-so-mighty bot

So the Mighty Bot challenge (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4979) got me wondering about the mechanical performance of my Qwerkbot project. It's not been optimised in any way for the task, and has no hope of winning, but maybe it's interesting for comparative purposes!

Qwerkbot weighs in at around 3lbs and is powered by a 7.2V racing pack. In the video it slowly shoves a pot of potatoes (total weight 3.5lb) the requisite metre- conveniently all the flat workspace I could find!