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What is a bot? Is it an abbreviation for robot? Perhaps. You could say that. I, on the other hand, like to think of a bot as an abbreviated robot. It is more like a proto-robot. Something that starts to take on the autonomous nature of a robot, but hasn't quite yet evolved complex digital logic.

With this in mind, I set out to make a series of Simple Bots based on the following guidelines:
  1. It needs to be able to be quickly and easily manufactured with readily available items.
  2. It needs to be easily understood.
  3. It needs to be mobile.
  4. It needs to be autonomous.
  5. It needs to be built in such a way that it can later incorporate more complex logic and/or be used as a fundamental element of a more complex organism.

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Simple Bots: Walker style
My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking bot that could be made in ten minutes. This bot ultimately took me three hours to make. That said, my goal wasn't to make one in ten minutes, but...
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Simple Bots: Wobbler style
Typically, you learn how to wobble before you learn how to walk. But in the world of bots, anything is possible! That is why a day after showing you how to walk and two after showing you how I roll, I...
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Simple Bots: Inchworm style
If you can count on only one thing, it would be a ruler. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not talking about supreme despots for life, or anything of that sort. The rulers that I am referring to are the m...
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