Introducing The Parallax Spider.

walice_drelwalice_drel Posts: 81
edited July 2011 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
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


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  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,079
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    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
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  • Steph LindsaySteph Lindsay Posts: 741
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    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_drelwalice_drel Posts: 81
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    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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  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,079
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    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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    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
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    "In almost every robotic project I attempt, I am way over my head going into it..." - Carol Lynn Hazlett
  • KatyBriKatyBri Posts: 171
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Nice project. But be careful- laser light can be hazardous to the eyes, your daughters!
  • walice_drelwalice_drel Posts: 81
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    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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  • StampNut2StampNut2 Posts: 224
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Walice: Nice project, I bet that light looks scary in the dark

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  • bjhamltnbjhamltn Posts: 21
    edited August 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    You could probably patent that.
    Other children may like to have one of those.
  • edited July 2011 Vote Up0Vote Down
    He looks like Johnny Five except with legs not treads. I love him. Nice work
  • HumanoidoHumanoido Posts: 5,770
    edited July 2011 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Nice transformation of a standard Boe-Bot!
  • ercoerco Posts: 14,447
    edited July 2011 Vote Up0Vote Down
    THAT is a great project and the funnest thing I've seen on here in a LONG time. Way to go walice_drel!
    You'll find me in the new Robotics forum.
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