Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Where did the idea come from?

The insperation for the Junkbots project came from reading the seminal book Junkbots, Bugbots, and Bots on Wheels  by Dave Hrynkiw and Mark W Tilden. In this book they discussed turning electrical 'junk' into some very interesting robots - and sneaking in some very interesting engineering challenges and principles.

A sample chapter can be found here looking at producing a solar powered motored 'bug'. 

The robots built within the JunkBots project are simpler but the principles are the same. If you are interested in this area this book is a must read.