I designed the FloppyBot robots to serve multiple purposes;

1.  New characters for RoboToons cartoons ... both still and animated.

2.  Print yourself robot parts for home hobbyists.  You buy a kit for $3 at 3DAGogo https://www.3dagogo.com/SolidWorksMagi
        Print your robot parts ... one body, one bottom and two wheels.

3.  Choose your own RoboGuts;
      a.  Simple R/C setup with a R/C radio receiver, V-Tail mixing for Aileron & Elevators to drive the wheels.
      b.  Parallax.com BS2 based µController board ... HomeWork Board or Board of Education or Propeller Board etc...
           or Arduino or Beagle or Rasberry Pi etc... µController board ...
      c.  Add a Battery;  9V Radio or R/C 4-cell or 2-cell LiPo pack 2SXXXmAh  you can fit a really big LiPo pack in these robots.

4.  Go have fun!

Step 1: Installing the RoboGuts ...

The RoboGuts setup I'm using is a cheap old used PC Speaker, a LM386 Audio Amplifier Module, Parallax.com HomeWork Board, Parallax.com eMic2 Speech Synthesizer, Parallax.com PING Distance Measuring UltraSonic Sensor, 9V Radio Battery, tiny Power Switch.  

You can see the essentials placement in the attached photo ... 

There are some small blocks surrounding the PC Speaker so you just hot-glue from the block to the speaker frame in a few spots to hold the speaker in place.

I also hot-glued the little LM386 Audio Amplifier Module behind the speaker up against the back wall easy enough, I used "School Glue" to glue the Parallax.com PING Distance Measuring UltraSonic Sensor in place and the rest is just piled up under the wires with the bottom plate holding them in place.  

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Bio: Home Hobby Robot and Educational Toys Designer, Songwriter and Commercial/Instrument Pilot
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