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October 21, 2011 AT 5:21 am

Rocky The Robot

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Patrick McCabe’s Rocky The Robot as shown in our weekly Adafruit show-and-tell! He writes –

I came up with this robot just because I wanted a robot that I could easily show people. Before this one, I did not have a robot that I could really just turn on and have it demo a few different modes. I also wanted to make it a little different than most robots. I decided to go with making a robot that only had 2 contact points with the ground. The body of the robot acts like a pendulum which keeps it balanced for the most part. It is however a bit rocky, which hints the name. It has a distance sensor for object avoidance, 2 light sensors for light seeking, and a Xbee transceiver for remote control using my Custom Controller I made.


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