Christin, Maker of Things
I am a maker of things and a dreamer of still more things.
Almost as much fun as building real robots, is drawing robots. Designing robots is so much fun! When I mentored a FIRST Technology Challenge team last year, we needed a mascot for our bot and a nice t-shirt design. The … Continue reading
My friend and former coworker Mary R. Lee made an adorable robot gift for me. I named her Mu (Greek letter μ) the Friendly Robot Muse. In this photo she is standing in my home workshop next to my trusty … Continue reading
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
I like this artist and this piece because she uses recycled materials (upholstery fabric) and a traditional craft (cross-stitch) to create endearing images with a very modern edge. Art works by Kristen Rupp on display now in Seattle at Twilight … Continue reading
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
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