Strandbeest Kit Remote Controlled with Stepper Motors

If you’ve ever wanted to build a remote controlled Strandbeest, but didn’t want to figure out how to actually make the linkages and other issues that I’ve been dealing with, here’s how to make your own from a cheap kit available on Amazon or other online retailers:

I’m especially happy with how the preview image turned out, seems to have drawn some interest so far! If you’d like to see what else I’ve been working on (or the many previous ‘beest interations), be sure to check out my YouTube channel!

MASSIVE Standing Desk Built from 2x4s, 2x6s, and MDF

Those of you that have met me IRL know that I’m quite a larger person at a little over 6’3″, so after not quite finding the desk I wanted, I decided to build one myself. The resulting desk — built out of 2x4s, 2x6s, and MDF — turned out beautifully, but was almost too big to fit through my front door. Check out how it was built in the video below:

Simple Light Following Robot

While “robot” might be a lofty title for this device, this little ‘bot uses 6 LDR sensors to control a pair of motors and follow a light around. I used MDF and a piece of perf board as the build material, but you could substitute nearly anything as long as you have the necessary LDRs and a pair of motors. Check out the build process in the video below: