Cool Vibrobot with Picaxe Brain

This is a strange, but nifty combination of robotech. BEAMbots are frequently analog-only and vibrobots (that get their motility by shaking their tails feathers) are some of the “crudest” (as in: How do I steer this crazy thing!) of BEAMbots. But this think-outside-the-bot builder combined vibrobot movement in a solar powered bot that uses a Picaxe 08M microcontroller (MCU). Obviously, the MCU can’t direct movement, but it monitors power and turns on the vibro-motor at a given threshold. Its eyes also light up and it can play some tones and music (Happy Birthday) as programmed. Dig those cute legs made out of diodes!

[Via Make]