Watch These Bluetooth-Controlled, 3D-Printed Robots Move Around Using Only One Wheel

Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 2:50PM
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 2:50PM
Watch These Bluetooth-Controlled, 3D-Printed Robots Move Around Using Only One Wheel
Image credit: Make Cool Stuff (YouTube)
As we've said before (in regards to a certain DIY robot exoskeleton arm), the best part of the original Iron Man was watching Jeff Bridges yell the phrase "Tony Stark built this thing in a cave! With a box of a scraps!" Stark, however, had access to some military-grade tech (in the form of his own munitions) in addition to the aforesaid scraps. We wonder how Stark would react to the annual challenge that faces UC Berkeley students: building a moving vehicle that uses only one wheel in its construction.

The creations range from a bizarre foot thing to scrappy little robo-bugs to goddamn mini-drones, but the end result is the same: getting from point A to point B with only one wheel.



On top of the one-wheel requirement for the vehicles, each one of them incorporated 3D-printed parts and was controlled via Bluetooth. You can check out the Jacobs Institute, which hosted the showcase, here, and check out more cool gadget/tech videos on the Make Cool Stuff YouTube channel here!
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