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Preview of a new Robot: Skittles

Skittles is watching you!This is a quick video I shot with my mobile phone of a new robot called Skittles.

Why did I call it Skittles, you ask?  Well, it’s got all colours in the rainbow in it because I simply don’t have enough bricks of one or two colours to build the whole thing uniformly.  So I figured I may as well go completely overboard and make the whole thing completely randomly coloured.  I think I really succeeded in that department.

Anyway, at the moment, Skittles is still very much in early development phase, which means that I haven’t done much other than building and wiring it all up.  The wiring I’m actually quite proud of, it’s super tidy and you can hardly see any of it.  I will post better pictures in a later post.

Skittles currently sports the following:

So that still leaves one sensor port free and 3 motor ports.  Who knows what I’ll end up doing with those.

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the video I made, enjoy!

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.