Brutusbot Vids, Dragon PumLantern

Dave Hrynkiw
January 26, 2012

Well, we have some good news and some bad news. First, the good. We've been keeping incredibly busy working on bringing in some new products. The bad news... We've been incredibly busy. So busy on new products (and a few big projects), in fact, that we don't really have anything ready to show you (yet). If the good news didn't interest you at all, try this: pies exist and they are delicious. This always has been and always will be good news. You can't debate the glory of fruit-filled pastries. And if the bad news didn't interest you either, just know that, unfortunately, scientists have not yet found develop rocket shoes. Bummer.

But that's all okay, because we still have three things to show you today. Starting off with Mark - a pal, conspirator, and compadre of Solarbotics and generally all-around okay dude - who has been conducting some experiments with the BrutusBot (which he helped develop). He's mounted a camera to it that records footage, which when watched makes the BrutusBot seem like some kinda... Alien stalker thing, creeping through your house like it's in a terrible sci-fi horror movie. Check out the action:

It certainly shows how flexible the platform is, to be able to accommodate this kind of an application. Mark also recorded another similar video, but one that takes place in Calgary's Aerospace Museum with the Brutus creeping around underneath and near some of the aircraft.Well, that's one YouTube video... Why not another? Back in October we showed off YouTube user pateycanada's project Robbe. He based it on a the Sumovore, and developing his own shields/brainboards to get the features he wanted. He just released another video where he goes into detail on the setup and behaviour, complete with a lot footage of the cute lil' guy in action:

PumLantern - Dragon ThemeAnd our last item for today... Remember when we said that there weren't any new products to show off? Well, that was kinda mostly true. We certainly have a (single) new option to show off for a product. Yana, our fantastical graphic designer, has whipped up a slick new dragon theme for the PumLantern to celebrate Chinese New Year. It's available in all our standard lantern colours, and looks particularly good in, well, any of them.

So that pretty much wraps things up for another week. You can expect another (hopefully more so) positively riveting newspost from us after another seven rotations of the Earth...

MORE POSTS

November 10, 2015
Closed Wednesday, November 11th (Remembr...

Just a quick note to remind everyone that we are closed on Remembrance Day - Wednesday November 11 2015, and will resume responding to phone calls and emails the next day.

August 9, 2006
Another New Gearmotor - The GM19!

Here's a funky motor for you - the GM19! Slightly larger than the other metal gearhead series (GM11-14), and with a larger motor, this 35:1 beasty looks like a good contender for building mini-sumos or other small, speed-hungry robots! But be warned: It is a bit strange. The gearhead is mounted askew to the motor, […]

1 251 252 253
Solarbotics Ltd Logo
Solarbotics has been operating for more than 25 years, bringing electronics know-how and supplies to both the electronics professional and hobbyist. We'll be happy to help you too!

Solarbotics, Ltd. is not responsible for misprints or errors on product prices or information. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov for more information. This item was manufactured prior to August 31, 2018.

Copyright © 2024 Solarbotics Ltd. All Rights Reserved
cart