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I Heart Robotics checks out if the Nano has retained its ability to swim or lost it in the evolutionary process.
Charlie, a budding HEXBUG Crab addict, is back again with another fun Crab modification. Things aren’t always what they seem to be.
A HEXBUG fan, Charlie, has created a cool little moving sugar bowl powered by the HEXBUG Crab.
How about hiding this thing in the underside of a turned piece which, when “startled”, scurries away – then stops, waiting – and listening – scurrying off again at the sound of a hand clap, or a tap on it’s support surface?
Read more about his iterative design process and watch the videos of the bowl scurrying off: http://web.hypersurf.com/~charlie2/Turning/BotPot/BotPot1.html
Here is the video on YouTube:
Ever wanted to control an original HEXBUG without having to clap .. or wait for it to hit a wall? Peter, over at appliedinspirations.com has provided us with another detailed step-by-step modification for our original HEXBUG. With a little work you can control an Original HEXBUG with a TV remote control.
Read the full article here: http://www.appliedinspirations.com/appliedcontent/Projects/HXB-IRmod/HXB_IRmod.html
Here’s a really cool project — give your HEXBUG a real brain.
Now the real fun begins. Even though the Hexbug’s motion is limited, with the addition of a few simple sensors and some clever programming, it can do remarkable things. For example, a right turn (the only direction the Bug can turn) is accomplished by doing a reverse turn for about 2 seconds. How can it make a left turn? Simply do a right turn for 6 seconds – 3 right turns equal one left turn.
Wondering how the Original HEXBUG works? howstuffworks.com has a quick article which explains how the Original HEXBUG works.