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Super Size Me!

My good friend Eric likes to build big.  He is one of the designers and builders of the High Bay Storage System. A while back he told he wanted to build a tracked vehicle. He’s done this before, of course:

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Very nice, right? Not satisfied with this Lilliputian-sized tank (actual Lilliputians ride around in this), he set about making something a little bigger.  By a little, I mean of course, a lot. 

This monster has 16 motors (so far) and 9 NXTs.  It’s fully remote controlled (autonomous roaming is still being worked on).  Just check out the video below, it speaks for itself.

This thing is big enough to run over and crush a small child and should require a driver’s permit to pilot.  It’s a real monster and I can’t wait to have a go with this thing myself. 

So, Eric, what are your plans for tomorrow?

About Xander

Xander Soldaat is a Software Engineer and former Infrastructure Architect. He loves building and programming robots. He recently had the opportunity to turn his robotics hobby into his profession and has started working for Robomatter, the makers of ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Words.