28 Dec 2005
(updated 28 Dec 2005 at 02:31 UTC) »
Instead of having the Volts and Nuts sort of magazine, we
do have our own electronics (I would prefer calling
it "robo-tronics") magazine called "Hobby
It's been published since the last fifteen years I guess.
Sad thing was I was trying to build a "worm" looking robot
according to their design. After I soldered everything
together, it didn't work! The worm, which was
supposed to be going around zigzag and once hit the front
wall it will make a sort of u-turn, kinda went straight,
and it kept going straight once hit the wall!
It was meant to be a christmas gift to my nephew,
seems to be so much interested in robots, that I like to
inspire him. Anyway, he found it out and played with it
(without me knowing). Finally, he ended up burning the
motors cuz he kept it ran against the wall. Poor him. He
said "I never know that robot can smell (burned)"!
The next vol. from Hobby Electronics made some
in the previous volume's circuit, but I didn't see them
correct the 'worm'... sad, isn't it?