The Colebot: A remote control robot cooler and beverage dispenser #robotics
Thanks to Bruce and his son Jacob for sending in this fun project!
This winter, my son and I created a remote control cooler that will open and deliver bottled beverages. We are using an Arduino Mega board with 2 Adafruit motor shields mounted to it to run 3 linear actuators, an electromagnet, a stepper motor, and 2 servos. Also showing off a couple of other cool-er accessories for our remote control robotic cooler.
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