The popularity of hobby robotics and the maker movement is soaring, inspiring innovations in micro manufacturing and sparking creativity in DIYers worldwide.
For me, it all began when I built my son a toy robot for his 4th birthday. I crafted it from a piece of Snapware, an Arduino and other odds and ends, and made it controllable over the Internet. I proudly presented it to my son, who, a short time later, asked if I could build him one that poops.
Spurred by the challenge, a need to fulfill my child’s expectations, and my own (apparently passed-down) fascination with poop, I went to work and built him one. And now I want to teach you how to build one, as well.
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- How much time and money (and frustration) goes into making a toy robot that poops (and should I also start making robot diapers)?
- How can I use my skills as a web developer to program interfaces for physical objects like robots, drones and automatic kitty litter boxes?
- Besides scrap heaps, my old RC cars & planes and Radio Shack, where’s the best place to get robot components and small electronics supplies?
- How can I take my hobby of robotics and turn it into a teachable moment for my kids?
- What technological products (in software and hardware) are on the horizon that will make my robot more kick-ass…and how do I get my hands on them?
- Matthew Schiffman Darrow Digital Media, Inc.
Matthew Schiffman Darrow Digital Media, Inc.
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