Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lego and 'Junk' - new Junkbot

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.

LEGO arrangement

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

Monday, 15 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

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.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

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 ..."

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tuesday, 2 August 2011