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walice_drel
08-30-2007, 10:29 AM
This is a boe-bot I made for my daughter. It Is a standard boe-bot with the crawler kit and the ping))) kit. I also added a red wide spectrum laser light. Basically what is dose is wander around and shine its red beam in the darkest areas of the room. My daughter is 6 years old and is going threw the scared of the dark phase. So I made this bot to look like a cute bug and shine light in the dark areas of her room while it wanders, and make my daughter feel like she is not in the room alone. Needles to say she loves it...lol


http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/walice_drel/spider001.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/walice_drel/spider002.jpg

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Whit
08-30-2007, 07:50 PM
Walice,

Looks great. How does the ping))) work with the crawler legs? Are you having it ping when stopped or does it work o.k. while moving? My kids loved it too!

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Post Edited (Whit) : 8/30/2007 12:01:33 PM GMT

Steph Lindsay
08-31-2007, 01:20 AM
Wow, a 'bot on patrol that lazer-zaps the monsters under the bed - brilliant! I would have loved one of those when I was a kid, and when my son was little.

-Stephanie Lindsay
Editor, Parallax Inc.

walice_drel
08-31-2007, 01:48 AM
I tried the ping both ways with and without the stopping to scan. It works fine both ways, but it looks more like a bug if it stops and scans. I had to add 1 more AA rechargeable because of the weight of it all, but now it moves right along.

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Whit
08-31-2007, 05:55 AM
walice_drel said...
I tried the ping both ways with and without the stopping to scan. It works fine both ways, but it looks more like a bug if it stops and scans. I had to add 1 more AA rechargeable because of the weight of it all, but now it moves right along.


Great. Very cool project.

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KatyBri
08-31-2007, 11:30 AM
Nice project. But be careful- laser light can be hazardous to the eyes, your daughters!

walice_drel
08-31-2007, 11:42 AM
I put a filter on it and a wide spectrum lens, So it filtered and spread out. So now instead of a harmful Pen laser beam it is now more like a flashlight but in a wide beam form. So instead of getting a beam the size of a marker tip, its a beam the size of a silver dollar.

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StampNut2
08-31-2007, 04:18 PM
Walice: Nice project, I bet that light looks scary in the dark

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bjhamltn
08-31-2007, 11:45 PM
You could probably patent that.
Other children may like to have one of those.

BearyProfessional
07-15-2011, 07:55 AM
He looks like Johnny Five except with legs not treads. I love him. Nice work

Humanoido
07-15-2011, 12:31 PM
Nice transformation of a standard Boe-Bot!

erco
07-18-2011, 07:07 PM
THAT is a great project and the funnest thing I've seen on here in a LONG time. Way to go walice_drel!