Tag Archives: BEAM

Mousey Part 4: It’s Alive!

Mousey the Junkbot is alive!  I finished Mousey and let her zoom around the house on Friday, February 7, 2011 after a long session of soldering, gluing and Dremeling™.  She looks a lot like all the other computer mouse-based robots … Continue reading

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Mousey part 3: Troubleshooting a circuit

The problems I’m having with Mousey are not unique.  Checkout this YouTube video from Makemagazine with Bre Pettis, who had similar problems with the mouse driving in circles and a motor hooked up backwards.  Unfortunately, in his brief video he … Continue reading

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Mousey part 2: Reusing motors from old toys

Today I shopped for small DC motors to add to Mousey the photovore robot.  I love GoodWill. I donate often and shop carefully.  My Mousey robot needs 5V motors, so I searched specifically for RC toys that require 4 AA batteries … Continue reading

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Mousey part 1: BEAM Robot

I am building a robot out of an old track ball mouse.  Resources for this project include: The Best of Make, First Edition by the Editors of Make Magazine, “Mousey the Junkbot” pp 150 – 163, written by Gareth Branwyn. … Continue reading

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