BEP Application: Turbot

The Turbot is a member of the Scophthalmidae family of flatfish and is almost completely circular. Turbot is often found partially buried in the seabed in sand, gravel, rocks and sediment. Its fat content varies, but it usually contains roughly 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids per 100g fillet. Barring advances in genetic engineering, we will not be building that kind of Turbot. However, this kind of Turbot can be built with a soldering iron.

BEP Application: Pummer

The following instructions detail how to build a simple pummer using a BC2 (Bicore) BEP (Bicore Experimenter PCB). A pummer is a solar powered self activating LED flasher. The difference between a pummer and a BLFNAR (blinky light for no apparent reason) is that a pummer has a soft turn off, which means that it turns on fast, but slowly fades away.

BEP Application: Bare Bones PhotoVore

We like to have some play time at Solarbotics, and the “Bare Bones Photovore” is the results of one of these play sessions. It’s a very simple (amongst the simplest, we’ll hazard to say) light-seeking solar-powered robot, and find it easy to build using the Bicore Experimenter’s PCB.