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Kids Create Robotic Spirographs and Call Them Petbots

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: makerfaire & zedomax
The PetBots workshop for kids lets them build a working ArtBot from surplus and recycled motors and switches. A number of different devices can be created from the kits. However, some of the most fun are spinBots that use two markers as legs and a motor to spin robotic Spirographs to draw mathematical curves as they spin around in circles.

The robotic Spirographs were part of the offerings at the San Francisco Maker Faire 2010. Stats for Drawing Robots Trending: Older & Average
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Concept: Robotic Spirographs
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Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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