Simple Bots



  • 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.

    Check out my book Homemade Robots for more projects!