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Lego and 'Junk' - new Junkbot

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A lego controlled junkbot has been produced, Hayley Stevenson has produced a walking model from straws and cotton. Together we combined this with two motors from LEGO NXT set and wrote some java code to get it to move. More details can be found at: http://junkbots-hayleystevenson.blogspot.com/2011/08/day-18-my-last-day.html including video of it working.





This has new junkbot is very much in-line with the ideas behind the projects, combining engineering, waste and computing to produce something new.



Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 16 - Modelling and tying up loose ends!

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 16 - Modelling and tying up loose ends!: "Morning! So today I began by Modelling my Programming Insect JunkBot, made from 6 straws and only took 10 minutes to make. Pleased with th..."

Trialing the new material

The new material developed as part of the Nuffield burary work has been tested to find out what one of the target audiences think about the new models. See Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 13 - Programming for more detail.

Reblogged Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: HoverBot Go Crazy!

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: HoverBot Go Crazy!: "Afternoon! Ok, so after going out for supplies I have built my prototype Hovercraft, and its fun to play with! As Scott noted, there are..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Hovercraft.. Do I need a motor? :)

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Hovercraft.. Do I need a motor? :): "Hey Guys, Well I have been experimenting with the hovercraft idea, and have made a few discoveries! The CD is easier to control if it ha..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 9 - The Fan Racer comes to Life!

Taken from: Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 9 - The Fan Racer comes to Life!
"...added 'insect leg' supports! Basically the supports run the full length of the can, then come off at an angle to keep the fan at the back counterbalanced. (Theyare called insect supports because the FanRacer now looks like a Fly ..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 8 - Age of the FanRacer!

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 8 - Age of the FanRacer!: " Morning, So far today I have completed my worksheet for the PicaasoBot, I got the photos I needed and inserted them, so now that is all d..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 7 - Worksheets Continue!

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 7 - Worksheets Continue!: "Hello! Today i have been continuing with my worksheets. For this I have written the instructions for building the FanRacer, and I have com..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 6 - The Worksheets Begin!

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 6 - The Worksheets Begin!: "Heya Today I began by doing a rough design for my trike. After some thought I realized that skis may be better than wheels, because it was..."

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 5 - Completed PicassoBot! : D

Junkbots - Nuffield Bursary Placement: Day 5 - Completed PicassoBot! : D: "Afternoon I have spent this afternoon building a new PicassoBot from scratch, so I can photograph each stage to add to my instructions. ..."