Kane Taylor's BEAM Bug

My First One
Two Motor WalkerSchematic
This one has a movie1.37MB MPG Movie, 320x200 resolution, 15 seconds..
Nihon Mini Motor Bug
The Gear SetGear Modifying Instructions.
Bridge Head
CyberArm revisited

Symet Page
Turbot Page1.37MB MPG file, first one.1.37MB MPG file, second one.
Biggie Page
Slider Pagewhine-whine-whine-WHINE-WAV file, 76K.
PIC-16LF84 chip, emulates a microcore.Schematic - JPEG image 925 x 683 pixels.Source file for GP16LF84, a text file.Hex File for programming into PIC-16LF84-04/P
Spyder 1 PageSchematic - GIF image 1392 x 886 pixels.Source for Spyder1, a text file.Yes !Yes! 964KB WMV.

This BEAM bug is a master/slave bicore 2 motor 4 leg walker. It has a 74hc240 master/slave bicore with a 74ac245 motor driver chip.  Gearmotors are built from surplus AC 1/3 RPM gears with added DC motors from CD drives.  Battery is a Lithium 6V model, also surplus.  Legs are paint stripped coathanger wire (heavy).  Light sensitive photodiodes, that are supposed to turn the 'bot, don't, just upsets the bicore.  Simulated other PD connections, seems to work.

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Left Side View. Note Ruler in foreground. Battery & Bicore attached with double-sticky tape to gearmotors.
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Right Side View. Small silver colored boxes on front are covers for the photodiodes.
Photodiodes can be seen inside boxes.
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Front View.
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Paul T. Barton.  For my Sister, Kane Taylor, Author of KT-BluesCat.

This page updated: March/28/2002