Kane Taylor's BEAM
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.
Right Side View.
Small silver colored boxes on front are covers for the photodiodes.
Photodiodes can be seen inside boxes.
Paul T. Barton. For my Sister, Kane Taylor,
Author of KT-BluesCat.
This page updated: March/28/2002